Saturday, March 3, 2018

'Surfacing' by Margaret Atwood

{ Nature writings by Margaret Atwood }
An excerpt.

"The trouble some people have being German, I thought, I have being human. In a way it was stupid to be more disturbed by a dead bird than by those other things, the wars and riots and the massacres in the newspapers. But for the wars and riots there was always an explanation, people wrote books about them saying why they happened: the death of the heron was causeless, undiluted." ◆

Margaret Atwood. Surfacing. 1972. McClelland & Stewart, Toronto.
Frédéric Bazille. Le Héron. 1867. Private collection.
This article was originally published on a retired domain and has been republished for archival purposes.

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