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Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction (Readers Guides to Essential Criticism)

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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.

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Gina Wisker provides an essential guide to criticism on the work of this internationally renowned writer, covering Atwood's entire fictional oeuvre and engaging the debates developed by key critics of her work. It interweaves these debates with critical commentary and explores the main critical issues and approaches to reading Atwood's fiction.

About the Author

GINA WISKER is Director of Learning and Teaching Development and Divisional Head of Women's Studies (teaching English, education and women's studies) at Anglia Polytechnic University, Cambridge. She is the author of Margaret Atwood's 'Alias Grace': A Reader's Guide (2002, Continuum) and has written a number of books for Palgrave, including Black Women's Writing (1992), Postcolonial and African American Women's Writing (2000), and the highly successful The Postgraduate Research Handbook (2001).

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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ISBN:
9781403987129
Author:
Wisker, Gina
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Editor:
Tredell, Nicolas
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
Subject:
American
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Sport, travel and leisure interests
Subject:
omen Authors
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Gina Wisker provides an essential guide to criticism on the work of this internationally renowned writer, covering Atwood's entire fictional oeuvre and engaging the debates developed by key critics of her work. It interweaves these debates with critical commentary and explores the main critical issues and approaches to reading Atwood's fiction.
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