This introductory study explores Margaret Atwood's versatility as a writer and her use of a variety of novel forms. Atwood's writing from the 1970s to the 1990s is analyzed in order to indicate the significant continuities beneath her constant shifts of emphasis.
Margaret Atwood's versatility as a writer and her use of a variety of novel forms from Gothic romance to science fiction are explored in this comprehensive introductory study of her work. Coral Ann Howells arches over and doubles back between Margaret Atwood's writing from the 1970s to the present day in order to indicate the significant continuities beneath her constant shifts of emphasis. Noted for her strong awareness of her own cultural identity as Canadian and a woman, Atwood's fiction nevertheless challenges the limits of such categories.
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Fact File and Significant Characteristics - Atwood's Canadian Signature: From Surfacing and Survival to Wilderness Tips - Feminine, Female, Feminist: From The Edible Woman to The Female Body - Atwoodian Gothic: From Lady Oracle to The Robber Bride - Lost Worlds: Life Before Man - Power Politics: Bodily Harm - Science Fiction in the Feminine: The Handmaid's Tale - Atwood's Retrospective Art: Cat's Eye - Conclusion
Margaret Atwood by Coral Ann Howells
Coral Ann Howells
Palgrave Modern Novelists
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