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InThe Times newspaper named her on its list of the 50 greatest British writers since Her brother Richard Drabble QC is a barrister. Byatt’s upbringing was fairly unhappy as she struggled against her domineering mother. She noted in an interview in”I am not a Quaker, of course, because I’m anti-Christian and the Quakers are a form of Christianity but their religion is wonderful — you simply sat in silence and listened to the nature of things.
She did not possessioj boarding school, citing her need to be alone and her difficulty in making friends. She married Ian Charles Rayner Byatt in and had a daughter, as well as a son who was killed in a car accident at the age of The marriage was dissolved in She has two daughters with her second husband Peter John Duffy.
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Byatt’s relationship with her sister Margaret Drabble has sometimes been strained due to the presence of autobiographical elements in both their writing. While their relationship is no longer especially close and they do not read each other’s books, Drabble describes the situation as “normal sibling rivalry”  and Byatt says it has been “terribly overstated by gossip columnists” and that the sisters “always have liked each other on the bottom line. The story of a young girl growing up in the shadow of a dominant father, Byatt’s first novel, The Shadow of the Sunwas published in Lawrenceparticularly The Rainbow and Women in Love.
Byatt says some of the characters in her fiction represent her “greatest terror which is simple domesticity [ She describes herself as “a naturally pessimistic animal”: In those books and other works, Byatt alludes to, and builds upon, themes from Romantic and Victorian literature.
People who write books are destroyers. It won the Booker Prize in and was made into a film in She has written critical studies of Dame Iris Murdochwho was a friend, mentor and a significant influence on her own writing.
Eliotand Robert Browningin merging realism and naturalism with fantasy. The Matisse Stories features three pieces, each describing a painting by Henri Matisseeach the tale of an initially smaller crisis that shows the long-present unravelling in the protagonists’ lives. Her books reflect a continuous interest in zoologyentomologygeology and Darwinism among other repeated themes.
On the role of writing in her life, she says: It’s the most important thing in my life, making things. Much as I love my husband and my children, I love them only because I am the person who makes these things.
I, who I am, is the person that has the project of making a thing. Well, that’s putting it pompously — but constructing.
I do see it in sort of three-dimensional structures. And because that person does that all the time, that person is able to love all these people. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. DLitt from the University of Cambridge Hon. JM Coetzee and other Possesskon authors”. Retrieved 1 October Retrieved 18 January Byatt ” British Council Literature. Byatt’s cup of tea. The Daily Telegraphretrieved 22 September Byatt 13 October The London Gazette Supplement. Byatt krijgt Erasmusprijs” in Dutch.
Retrieved 17 January Erasmus Prize awarded to A. Byatt to be awarded Park Kyong-ni Literature Prize”.
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