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📒Margaret Atwood ✍ Kathryn VanSpanckeren
📝Margaret Atwood Book Synopsis : A prolific writer and versatile social critic, Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has recently published Bluebeard’s Egg (short stories), Interlunar (poetry), and The Handmaid’s Tale a critically acclaimed best-selling novel. This international collection of essays evaluates the complete body of her work—both the acclaimed fiction and the innovative poetry. The critics represented here—American, Australian, and Canadian—address Atwood’s handling of such themes as feminism, ecology, the gothic novel, and the political relationship between Canada and the United States. The essays on Atwood’s novels introduce the general reader to her development as a writer, as she matures from a basically subjective, poetic vision, seen in Surfacing and The Edible Woman, to an increasingly engaged, political stance, exemplified by The Handmaid’s Tale. Other essays examine Atwood’s poetry, from her transformation of the Homeric model to her criticisms of the United States’ relationship with Canada. The last two critical essays offer a unique view of Atwood through an investigation of her use of the concept of shamanism and through a presentation of eight of her vivid watercolors. The volume ends with Atwood presenting her own views in an interview with Jan Garden Castro and in a conversation between Atwood and students at the University of Tampa, Florida.
📒Margaret Atwood ✍ Reingard M. Nischik
📝Margaret Atwood Book Synopsis : A collection of new essays on the multi-talented Canadian writer Margaret Atwood.
📒Margaret Atwood New Edition ✍ Harold Bloom
📝Margaret Atwood New Edition Book Synopsis : William Shakespeare is defined by his tragedies. This title includes full-length critical essays that take up the Bard's tragic dramas, offering perspectives on the fated lives of King Lear, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony, and Cleopatra, and the many other vibrantly flawed personages he introduced to the world stage.
📒Margaret Atwood ✍ Branko Gorjup
📝Margaret Atwood Book Synopsis : Most writers tend to write the same book or poem over and over again, expanding its scope and refining its variants. Margaret Atwood, however, continues to re-invent herself as she re-invents her characters and her poetic personae with every new work. Each novel, each new poetry collection, signals a departure, a radical turn in an unexpected direction. Each becomes a daring journey that expands the reader's consciousness and defeats expectations. Atwood's writing has dealt with a multiplicity of urgent question -- from the destruction of the environment, the role of women in society and the spiritual alienation caused by consumerism, to the desensitising nature of mass culture, the loss of individual liberties, the responsibility of the writer and the limits of fiction -- all of which have been individually and in depth addressed in the present collection of essays. The contributors - Gayle Greene, Branko Gorjup, Coral Howells, Lorna Irvine, Stephanie Lovelady, Susan Jaret McKinstry, Jennifer Murray, Caterina Ricciardi, Barbara Hill Rigney, Roberta Rubenstein - come from several different countries, making this collection truly international in outlook. Thanks to their skilful guidance, the reader will marvel at the extent to which Atwood has internationalised Canada and has transformed it into an exciting real and imaginative world. He has taught Canadian Literature in universities in Canada and Italy.
📒Margaret Atwood ✍ Nathalie Cooke
📝Margaret Atwood Book Synopsis : Examines the works of the Canadian author, describing her characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes.
📒The Door ✍ Margaret Atwood
📝The Door Book Synopsis : The Door, Margaret Atwood's first book of poetry since Morning in the Burned House, is a magnificent achievement. Here in paperback for the first time, these fifty lucid, urgent poems range in tone from lyric to ironic to mediative to prophetic, and in subject from the personal to the political, viewed in its broadest sense. They investigate the mysterious writing of poetry itself, as well as the passage of time and our shared sense of mortality. Brave and compassionate, The Door interrogates the certainties that we build our lives on, and reminds us once again of Margaret Atwood's unique accomplishments as one of the finest and most celebrated writers of our time.
📒Surfacing ✍ Margaret Atwood
📝Surfacing Book Synopsis : By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace 'One of the most important novels of the 20th century . . . utterly remarkable' New York Times A young woman returns to northern Quebec to the remote island of her childhood, with her lover and two friends, to investigate the mysterious disappearance of her father. Flooded with memories, she begins to realise that going home means entering not only another place but another time. As the wild island exerts its elemental hold and she is submerged in the language of the wilderness, she sees that what she is really looking for is her own past.
📒Margaret Atwood ✍ John Moss
📝Margaret Atwood Book Synopsis : DIV Margaret Atwood enjoys a unique prominence in Canadian letters. With over thirty books to her credit, in genres ranging from children's writing to dystopic novels, she is as creatively diverse as she is internationally acclaimed. Her success, however, has been double-edged: the very popularity that makes her such a prominent figure in the literary world also renders her vulnerable to claims of being a "sell-out," as she relates in her Empson lectures. The Open Eye negotiates the space between these positions, acknowledging Atwood's remarkable achievement while considering how it impacts on national politics and identity. The range of perspectives in this volume is stimulating and enlightening. The Open Eye begins with a focus on Atwood as she presents herself and is presented in Canada and abroad, and then proceeds to consider, more broadly, the intersection of life and literature that Atwood's works and persona effect. It offers fresh insight into Atwood's early writing, redresses the critical void regarding her poetry and shorter prose pieces, and provides a critical base from which readers can assess Atwood's most recent novels. A common thread throughout these essays is the recognition of Atwood's importance in the literary realm in general, and in Canadian literature more particularly. /div
📒Margaret Atwood ✍ Jonathan Noakes
📝Margaret Atwood Book Synopsis : In Vintage Living Texts teachers and students will find the essential guide to the works of Margaret Atwood. This guide will deal with her themes, genre and narrative technique, and a close reading of the texts will be accompanied with likely exam questions, and contexts and comparisons - as well as providing a rich source of ideas for intelligent and inventive ways of approaching the novels.
📒Cat S Eye ✍ Margaret Atwood
📝Cat s Eye Book Synopsis : From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale Cat’s Eye is the story of Elaine Risley, a controversial painter who returns to Toronto, the city of her youth, for a retrospective of her art. Engulfed by vivid images of the past, she reminisces about a trio of girls who initiated her into the the fierce politics of childhood and its secret world of friendship, longing, and betrayal. Elaine must come to terms with her own identity as a daughter, a lover, an artist, and a woman—but above all she must seek release form her haunting memories. Disturbing, humorous, and compassionate—and a finalist for the Booker Prize—Cat’s Eye is a breathtaking novel of a woman grappling with the tangled knot of her life.