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Margaret Atwood (2nd Edition)

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Paperback - 9781403922014

08 July 2005

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08 July 2005

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This introduction covers Atwood's work from the end of the 1960s to the present, drawing out her recurring themes of Canadian identity and the wilderness, the representation of women and female bodies, and history and its...

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This introduction covers Atwood's work from the end of the 1960s to the present, drawing out her recurring themes of Canadian identity and the wilderness, the representation of women and female bodies, and history and its narration. Winner of the Margaret Atwood Society Best Book in 1997, the second edition is thoroughly revised and updated. It includes new chapters covering Atwood's recent novels Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake, and her 2002 book on writing Negotiating with the Dead.

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A thoroughly revised and updated edition of a successful text by Britain's leading Atwood expert
Contains new chapters on Atwood's recent works, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin and Oryx and Crake, as well as her collection of critical essays in Negotiating with the Dead: A Writer on Writing
Examines the unifying patterns and themes in Atwood's work as well as providing critical analyses of individual novels

Acknowledgements
General Editor's Preface
Introduction: A Writer on Writing
THE END OF THE 60s
The Edible Woman
THE 1970s
Surfacing and Survival 
Lady Oracle
Life Before Man
THE 1980s
Bodily Harm.- The Handmaid's Tale
Cat's Eye
THE 1990s
The Robber Bride
Alias Grace
2000 AND AFTER
The Blind Assassin
Oryx and Crake
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index.

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CORAL ANN HOWELLS is Professor of English and Canadian Literature at the University of Reading, UK, and a former President of the British Association for Canadian Studies. Her previous publications include Contemporary Canadian Women's Fiction: Refiguring Identities (2003), which is also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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CORAL ANN HOWELLS is Professor of English and Canadian Literature at the University of Reading, UK, and a former President of the British Association for Canadian Studies. Her previous publications include Contemporary Canadian Women's Fiction: Refiguring Identities (2003), which is also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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