The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood

The Cambridge Introduction to Margaret Atwood

by Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson
     
 

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Margaret Atwood offers an immensely influential voice in contemporary literature. Her novels have been translated into over 22 languages and are widely studied, taught and enjoyed. Her style is defined by her comic wit and willingness to experiment. Her work has ranged across several genres, from poetry to literary and cultural criticism, novels, short stories and art

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Margaret Atwood offers an immensely influential voice in contemporary literature. Her novels have been translated into over 22 languages and are widely studied, taught and enjoyed. Her style is defined by her comic wit and willingness to experiment. Her work has ranged across several genres, from poetry to literary and cultural criticism, novels, short stories and art. This Introduction summarizes Atwood's canon, from her earliest poetry and her first novel, The Edible Woman, through The Handmaid's Tale to The Year of the Flood. Covering the full range of her work, it guides students through multiple readings of her oeuvre. It features chapters on her life and career, her literary, Canadian and feminist contexts, and how her work has been received and debated over the course of her career. With a guide to further reading and a clear, well organised structure, this book presents an engaging overview for students and readers.

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"... students and interested readers who are looking for an easily accessible introduction to Atwood and her work will profit from Macpherson's Cambridge Introduction."
Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780511848827
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/02/2010
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
287 KB

Meet the Author

Heidi Slettedahl Macpherson is Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Professor of English at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

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