The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood
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- Editor: Coral Ann Howells, University of Reading
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Margaret Atwood's international celebrity has given a new visibility to Canadian literature in English. This Companion provides a comprehensive critical account of Atwood's writing across the wide range of genres within which she has worked for the past forty years, while paying attention to her Canadian cultural context and the multiple dimensions of her celebrity. The main concern is with Atwood the writer, but there is also Atwood the media star and public performer, cultural critic, environmentalist and human rights spokeswoman, social and political satirist, and mythmaker. This immensely varied profile is addressed in a series of chapters which cover biographical, textual, and contextual issues. The Introduction contains an analysis of dominant trends in Atwood criticism since the 1970s, while the essays by twelve leading international Atwood critics represent the wide range of different perspectives in current Atwood scholarship.Read more
- Comprehensive critical account of the work of Margaret Atwood
- Broad contextual and thematic chapters with readings of particular texts, useful for both students and teachers
- Includes a chronology and a helpful guide to further reading for easy reference
- Winner of the Margaret Atwood Society Best Book Award for 2006
Reviews & endorsements
"A masterful account of Atwood's life and career." -- ChoiceSee more reviews
"It is an enlightening and pleasurable experience to immerse oneself into this new and timely collection on Canada's 'Queen of Letters.'"
-Susanne Becker, The Review of English Studies
"An example of sound, well-informed and well-written scholarship that consolidates the achievements of several decades of Atwood criticism..."
-Pilar Cuder Dominguez, Atlantis: A Journal of the Spanish Organization for Anglo-American Studies
"The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood boasts an impressive array of essays by international Atwood scholars. The sense of Atwood that emerges...is of a writer who enacts Canadianness in an increasingly global world and who is committed to questioning the use and abuse of power on a variety of levels..."
-Laura M. Robinson, Canadian Literature
"Coral Ann Howell's book is exactly what its title suggests: a companion. Neither handmaiden, following far behind the writer and her critics with overly respectful steps, nor master, leading the way and forcing the writer and her works into pigeonholes and places they should not be. Rather, a companion - of sound and agile mind as well as of engaging demeanor, able to keep pace alongside and offer lively conversation and insights along the way."
-Nathalie Cooke, McGill University, University of Toronto Quarterly
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- Date Published: October 2012
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- isbn: 9781139797726
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Table of Contents
Margaret Atwood chronology
Introduction Coral Ann Howells
1. Margaret Atwood in her Canadian context David Staines
2. Biography/autobiography Lorraine York
3. Power politics: power and identity Pilar Somacarrera
4. Margaret Atwood's female bodies Madeleine Davies
5. Margaret Atwood and environmentalism Shannon Hengen
6. Margaret Atwood and history Coomi S. Vevaina
7. Home and nation in Margaret Atwood's later fiction Eleanora Rao
8. Margaret Atwood's humour Marta Dvorak
9. Margaret Atwood's poetry and poetics Branko Gorjup
10. Margaret Atwood's short stories and shorter fictions Reingard M. Nischik
11. Margaret Atwood's dystopian visions: The Handmaid's Tale and Oryx and Crake Coral Ann Howells
12. Blindness and survival in Margaret Atwood's major novels Sharon R. Wilson
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