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Margaret Atwood: A Critical Companion

Nathalie Cooke

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ISBN 10: 0313328064 / ISBN 13: 9780313328060
Editorial: Greenwood
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Hardcover. 192 pages. Dimensions: 9.3in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.This book offers readers a concise introduction to Atwoods published novels and the central themes motivating her writing. The volume starts with an overview of the authors biography and the relationship of her writing to relevant literary traditions. Because Atwood is internationally renowned, many commentaries ignore the Canadian roots of her work. Cooke corrects this oversight by sketching the ways in which her work is shaped by, and has shaped, the Canadian literary scene. As the author of a full-length Atwood biography, Cooke is able to summarize feminist, Canadian nationalist, and postmodern influences on Atwoods work and on her development as a writer. The book offers close scrutiny of three illustrative works: Cats Eye as the artist novel, The Handmaids Tale as a dystopian novel, and The Blind Assassin as a villainess novel. This book extends the dialogue surrounding Atwoods work in several important ways. As a book written by a Canadian about a Canadian writer, it illustrates how readings of Atwoods work can be significantly enriched through attention to the Canadian literary and cultural context. Noting that Atwoods work not only entertains but also challenges and disturbs, it argues that all of Atwoods novels can be read as satires that expose societys double standards. By locating the beginnings of satire as far back as Atwoods first published novel, and tracing it in Atwoods later novels as the impulse behind challenges to character (in the artist novels), setting (in the dystopic fiction), and plot (in the villainess novels), this study provides a startlingly original interpretation of The Blind Assassin and new insights into the earlier novels. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. N° de ref. de la librería 9780313328060

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Título: Margaret Atwood: A Critical Companion

Editorial: Greenwood

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: New

Tipo de libro: Hardcover

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This book offers readers a concise introduction to Atwood's published novels and the central themes motivating her writing. The volume starts with an overview of the author's biography and the relationship of her writing to relevant literary traditions. Because Atwood is internationally renowned, many commentaries ignore the Canadian roots of her work. Cooke corrects this oversight by sketching the ways in which her work is shaped by, and has shaped, the Canadian literary scene. As the author of a full-length Atwood biography, Cooke is able to summarize feminist, Canadian nationalist, and postmodern influences on Atwood's work and on her development as a writer. The book offers close scrutiny of three illustrative works: Cat's Eye as the artist novel, The Handmaid's Tale as a dystopian novel, and The Blind Assassin as a villainess novel.

This book extends the dialogue surrounding Atwood's work in several important ways. As a book written by a Canadian about a Canadian writer, it illustrates how readings of Atwood's work can be significantly enriched through attention to the Canadian literary and cultural context. Noting that Atwood's work not only entertains but also challenges and disturbs, it argues that all of Atwood's novels can be read as satires that expose society's double standards. By locating the beginnings of satire as far back as Atwood's first published novel, and tracing it in Atwood's later novels as the impulse behind challenges to character (in the artist novels), setting (in the dystopic fiction), and plot (in the villainess novels), this study provides a startlingly original interpretation of The Blind Assassin and new insights into the earlier novels.

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Explores the contributions and controversies of Canadian author Margaret Atwood.

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