Margaret Atwood's Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics

Margaret Atwood's Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics

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by Sharon Rose Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604738618

ISBN-13: 9781604738612

Pub. Date: 01/01/1994

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

Intriguing investigation of fairy-tale images in Atwood's haunting fiction, poetry, and artwork  See more details below

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Intriguing investigation of fairy-tale images in Atwood's haunting fiction, poetry, and artwork

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ISBN-13:
9781604738612
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Pages:
466
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Introduction
1Intertextual Contexts and Purposes: Fairy Tales and the Medusa Artist3
2Sexual Politics in Atwood's Visual Art: "Fitcher's Bird" and the Triple Goddess35
3Cannibalism and Metamorphosis in The Edible Woman: "The Robber Bridegroom"82
4Decapitation, Cannibalism, and Rebirth in Surfacing: "The Juniper Tree" and French-Canadian Tales97
5Dancing for Others in Lady Oracle: The Triple Goddess and "The Red Shoes"120
6Frozen Touch in You Are Happy: The Rapunzel Syndrome and "The Girl Without Hands"136
7Regrowing Touch in Life Before Man: "The Girl Without Hands" and The Wizard of Oz165
8The Artist's Marriage to Death in Bodily Harm: "The Robber Bridegroom" and "The Girl Without Hands"198
9Bluebeard's Forbidden Room in Interlunar and "Bluebeard's Egg": "Fitcher's Bird," "The White Snake," and Other Tales229
10Off the Path to Grandma's House in The Handmaid's Tale: "Little Red Cap"271
11Cat's Eye Vision: "Rapunzel" and "The Snow Queen"295
Appendix: Tale Types and Motifs315
Notes347
Works Cited390
Index411

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Margaret Atwood S Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If you are interested at all in Margaret Atwood, this is a great companion to her work. For a piece of critical work, it is extremely interesting and highly engaging. I've cited it in at least three separate papers. I am an avid Atwood reader and found this book to have interesting and cohesive interpretations of her work. Enjoy!