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Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake
     

Margaret Atwood: The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, Oryx and Crake

by J. Brooks Bouson (Editor)
 

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In this critical collection, well-known Atwood scholars offer original readings and critical re-evaluations of three Atwood masterpieces—The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. Providing new critical assessments of Atwood’s novels in language that is both lively and accessible,Margaret Atwood reveals not only Atwood’s ongoing and

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In this critical collection, well-known Atwood scholars offer original readings and critical re-evaluations of three Atwood masterpieces—The Robber Bride, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. Providing new critical assessments of Atwood’s novels in language that is both lively and accessible,Margaret Atwood reveals not only Atwood’s ongoing and evolving engagement with the issues that have long preoccupied her—ranging from the power politics of human relationships to a concern with human rights and the global environment—but also her increasing formal complexity as a novelist. If Atwood is a novelist who is part trickster, illusionist and con-artist, as she has often described herself, she is also, as the essays in this critical collection show, an author-ethicist with a finely honed sense of moral responsibility.

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“Rather than limiting itself to a thematic study of the novels, Bouson's volume finds its strength in the variety of foci among the nine individual chapters, which includes Atwood's adaptations of many literary genres and narrative techniques as well as such sociocultural issues as female victimization and environmental destruction. At the same time, the collection successfully foregrounds concerns that are central to Atwood's fiction, such as women's relationships to each other, to feminism, and to literary traditions, resulting in a well-balanced overview of the author's work and the scholarship on it.” —Tomoko Kuribayashi, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Tomoko Kuribayashi

Rather than limiting itself to a thematic study of the novels, Bouson's volume finds its strength in the variety of foci among the nine individual chapters, which includes Atwood's adaptations of many literary genres and narrative techniques as well as such sociocultural issues as female victimization and environmental destruction. At the same time, the collection successfully foregrounds concerns that are central to Atwood's fiction, such as women's relationships to each other, to feminism, and to literary traditions, resulting in a well-balanced overview of the author's work and the scholarship on it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826430625
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Series:
Bloomsbury Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

J. Brooks Bouson is a Professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago, USA.

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