Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction

Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction

by Gina Wisker, Nicolas Tredell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403987114

ISBN-13: 9781403987112

Pub. Date: 12/20/2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Recognized as a feminist author, and the greatest living Canadian writer engaged with issues of gendered and national identity, Margaret Atwood also problematises both of these labels and trends in her work. This Guide will cover Atwood's entire fictional oeuvre and will engage fully with each of the debates developed by the various key critics of her work,

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Recognized as a feminist author, and the greatest living Canadian writer engaged with issues of gendered and national identity, Margaret Atwood also problematises both of these labels and trends in her work. This Guide will cover Atwood's entire fictional oeuvre and will engage fully with each of the debates developed by the various key critics of her work, interweaving these with sustained critical commentary and guiding readers through the key critical issues and approaches to reading Atwood's fiction. Including detailed coverage of Atwood's most widely-studied novels - The Handmaid's Tale, Alias Grace and The Blind Assassin - Gina Wisker provides both an original contribution and an essential guide to criticism on the work of this internationally renowned writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403987112
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
12/20/2011
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism Series
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Constraining the Feminine: The Edible Woman (1969), Lady Oracle (1976)

The Quest for Identity: Surfacing (1972), Survival, The Journal of Susanna Moodie (1970), Wilderness Tips
Violence and Trauma: Life Before Man (1979), Bodily Harm (1981)
• The Oppressive Future: The Handmaid's Tale (1985)
• Feminist Gothic: Cat's Eye (1988) and The Robber Bride (1993)
• No Nearer the Truth - Versions of Fictionalising: Alias Grace (1996) The Penelopiad (2005)
• Rewriting History: The Blind Assassin (2000)
• Writers, Readers, Constructions of the Real and the Future: Negotiating with the Dead (2002), Oryx and Crake (2004)
• Conclusion
• Notes
• Bibliography
• Index

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