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I'm using the following Margaret Atwood quote as an opener for my PG dissertation on Mysticism. I need to know the exact reference citation to put into my bibliography, which would include if not the page and chapter number, at least the book/work from which the quote is taken.

The quote is as follows:

"I am the horizon you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso I am also what surrounds you: my brain scattered with your tin cans, bones, empty shells, the litter of your invasions. I am the space you desecrate as you pass through."
-- Margaret Atwood.

Thank you in advance.

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Ananya.


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I think this is from her Selected Poems 1965-1975, first published I believe in 1976, and I think there was a further volume published at a later date. I can't be specific so hope this helps. Good luck with it. I don't know from which poem it comes from.

Just found this as I went off to do some more digging, but I am unsure if this will help you any further.

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/margaret-atwood


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Form her poem, "Backdrop addresses cowboy," from her Selected Poems (1965-1975)

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/177290


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