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Margaret Atwood : a critical companion

Author: Nathalie Cooke
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004.
Series: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
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"This book offers readers a concise introduction to Margaret 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. Nathalie Cooke corrects this oversight by sketching  Read more...
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Cooke, Nathalie.
Margaret Atwood.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2004
(DLC) 2004012231
(OCoLC)55518218
Named Person: Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Atwood; Margaret Eleanor Atwood; Margaret Atwood
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nathalie Cooke
ISBN: 1429472871 9781429472876 031305858X 9780313058585
OCLC Number: 145520009
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 175 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: A brief biography of Margaret Atwood --
Literary heritage --
The Edible Woman (1969) --
Surfacing (1972) --
Lady Oracle (1976) --
Cat's Eye (1988) --
The Handmaid's Tale (1985) --
The Blind Assassin (2000).
Series Title: Critical companions to popular contemporary writers.
Responsibility: Nathalie Cooke.

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"This book offers readers a concise introduction to Margaret 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. Nathalie 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."--Jacket.

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