Life Before Man

Life Before Man
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1998-04-13
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 0385491107

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A particularly complicated love triangle sets this poetic novel in motion—from the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments Elizabeth and Nate, though habitually unfaithful to each other, have remained married for more than a decade. But after Elizabeth’s latest lover commits suicide, she emerges from her grief to find that her gentle, indecisive husband is on the verge of leaving her. He has become enamored of Lesje, a young paleontologist and perennial innocent who seems to prefers dinosaur fossils to humans. Elizabeth sets her sights on Lesje’s live-in boyfriend, William, and the ensuing emotional maelstrom threatens to upend all of their lives. Blending painful honesty with cutting satire, Margaret Atwood give us characters whose haunting dilemmas linger long after the final page..

Life Before Man

Life Before Man
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-05-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1446496848

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Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably towards the same climax..

LIFE

LIFE
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1972-09-29
Genre:
ISBN 13:

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use..

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Fiona Tolan
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2007-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 904202223X

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Margaret Atwood: Feminism and Fiction takes a new look at the complex relationship between Margaret Atwood's fiction and feminist politics.Examining in detail the concerns and choices of an author who has frequently been termed feminist but has famously rejected the label on many occasions, this book traces the influences of feminism in Atwood's work and simultaneously plots moments of dissent or debate. Fiona Tolan presents a clear and detailed study of the first eleven novels of one of Canada's most prominent authors. Each chapter can be read as an individual textual analysis, whilst the chronological structure provides a fascinating insight into the shifting concerns of a popular and influential author over a period of nearly thirty-five years..

Margaret Atwood's fairy-tale sexual politics

Margaret Atwood's fairy-tale sexual politics
Author: Sharon Rose Wilson
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1993
Genre:
ISBN 13: 9781617034244

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The Mother / Daughter Plot

The Mother / Daughter Plot
Author: Marianne Hirsch
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1989-10-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 9780253115751

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Mothers and daughters -- the female figures neglected by classic psychoanalysis and submerged in traditional narrative -- are at the center of this book. The novels of nineteenth- and twentieth-century women writers from the Western European and North American traditions reveal that the story of motherhood remains the unspeakable plot of Western culture. Focusing on the feminine and, more controversially, on the maternal, this book alters our perception of both the familial structures basic to traditional narrative -- the Oedipus story -- and the narrative structures basic to traditional representations of the family -- Freud's family romance. Confronting psychoanalytic theories of subject-formation with narrative theories, Marianne Hirsch traces the emergence and transformation of female family romance patterns from Jane Austen to Marguerite Duras..

The Fiction of Margaret Atwood

The Fiction of Margaret Atwood
Author: Fiona Tolan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2022-09-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1350336750

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Margaret Atwood is one of the most significant writers working today. Her writing spans seven decades, is phenomenally diverse and ambitious, and has amassed an enormous body of literary criticism. In this invaluable guide, Fiona Tolan provides a clear and comprehensive overview of evolving critical approaches to Atwood's work. Addressing all of the author's key texts, the book deftly guides the reader through the most characteristic, influential, and insightful critical readings of the last fifty years. It highlights recurring themes in Atwood's work, such as gender, feminism, power and violence, fairy tale and the gothic, environmental destruction, and dystopian futures. This is an indispensable companion for anyone interested in reading and writing about Margaret Atwood..

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1988
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 9780809314089

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A prolific writer and versatile social critic, Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has recently published Bluebeard’s Egg (short stories), Interlunar (poetry), and The Handmaid’s Tale a critically acclaimed best-selling novel. This international collection of essays evaluates the complete body of her work—both the acclaimed fiction and the innovative poetry. The critics represented here—American, Australian, and Canadian—address Atwood’s handling of such themes as feminism, ecology, the gothic novel, and the political relationship between Canada and the United States. The essays on Atwood’s novels introduce the general reader to her development as a writer, as she matures from a basically subjective, poetic vision, seen in Surfacing and The Edible Woman, to an increasingly engaged, political stance, exemplified by The Handmaid’s Tale. Other essays examine Atwood’s poetry, from her transformation of the Homeric model to her criticisms of the United States’ relationship with Canada. The last two critical essays offer a unique view of Atwood through an investigation of her use of the concept of shamanism and through a presentation of eight of her vivid watercolors. The volume ends with Atwood presenting her own views in an interview with Jan Garden Castro and in a conversation between Atwood and students at the University of Tampa, Florida..

The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature

The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature
Author: Susan McHugh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 631
Release: 2020-11-25
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 3030397734

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This volume is the first comprehensive guide to current research on animals, animality, and human-animal relations in literature. To reflect the history of literary animal studies to date, its primary focus is literary prose and poetry in English, while also accommodating emergent discussions of the full range of media and contexts with which literary studies engages, especially film and critical theory. User-friendly language, references, even suggestions for further readings are included to help newcomers to the field understand how it has taken shape primarily through recent decades. To further aid teachers, sections are organized by conventions of periodization, and chapters address a range of canonical and popular texts. Bookended by sections devoted to the field’s conceptual foundations and new directions, the volume is designed to set an agenda for literary animal studies for decades to come..

LIFE

LIFE
Author:
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 80
Release: 1972-09-29
Genre:
ISBN 13:

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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use..

Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction

Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction
Author: Gina Wisker
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011-12-29
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1350310549

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Margaret Atwood is an internationally renowned, highly versatile author whose work creatively explores what it means to be human through genres ranging from feminist fable to science fiction and Gothic romance. In this timely new study, Gina Wisker reassesses Atwood's entire fictional output to date, providing both original analysis and a lively overview of the criticism surrounding her work. Margaret Atwood: An Introduction to Critical Views of Her Fiction: - Covers all of Atwood's novels as well as her short stories. - Surveys the critical reception of her fiction and the fascinating debates developed by key Atwood critics. - Explores the main approaches to reading Atwood's work and examines issues such as her interventions in genre writing and ecology, as well as her feminism, post-feminism and narrative usage, both conventional and experimental. Concise and approachable, this is an ideal volume for anyone studying the fiction of this major contemporary writer..

Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman

Margaret Atwood and the Female Bildungsroman
Author: Ellen McWilliams
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 9780754660279

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In her study of Margaret Atwood, Ellen McWilliams explores how the Bildungsroman has been appropriated by women writers in the second half of the twentieth century. Early works by Atwood are placed in dialogue with more recent novels, thus furthering our.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Nathalie Cooke
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 9780313328060

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Examines the works of the Canadian author, describing her characters, narrative and strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and major themes..

Margaret Atwood: Writing and Subjectivity

Margaret Atwood: Writing and Subjectivity
Author: Colin Nicholson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 261
Release: 1994-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1349232823

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The Political in Margaret Atwood's Fiction

The Political in Margaret Atwood's Fiction
Author: Theodore F. Sheckels
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2016-02-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 131702074X

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Suggesting that politics and power are at the center of Margaret Atwood's fiction, Theodore F. Sheckels examines Atwood's novels from The Edible Woman to The Year of the Flood. Whether her treatment is explicit as in Bodily Harm and The Handmaid's Tale or by means of an exploration of interiority as in Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride, Atwood's persistent concern is with how the empowered act towards those who are constrained within the political, economic and social institutions that facilitate power dynamics. Sheckels identifies an increasing sophistication in Atwood's exposition of power over time that is revealed in the later novels' engagement with social class, postcolonialism, and a globalism that merges science and commerce as issues relevant to politics and power. Acknowledging that Atwood is not a political theorist but a novelist, Sheckels does not suggest that her work should be viewed as political commentary but rather as a creative treatment of the laudable but ultimately only partially successful ways in which women and other groups resist the constraints placed on them by institutionalized oppression..

A Hero's Life in Christ

A Hero's Life in Christ
Author: Edward Eugene Wade Jr.
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2006-08-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN 13: 1412213991

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This book grew out of a series of messages Pastor Wade preached from II Peter. While he studied the passage to prepare the messages for the congregation, his heart was touched in a special way. He noticed that Peter had so much to say in so few words. Pastor was introduced to a whole new way of viewing the practical, working, and spirit filled Christian life. What he saw in this passage was that every Christian that lives the Spirit filled life, is looked upon as a hero in God's eyes. He noticed that what God attributed to heroism was very different than the human concept of what a hero looks like. It's a good feeling to know what pleases God and to know that you can do it. Pastor Wade felt a great need to share these practical principles of a hero's life with more than just his congregation. This book takes the precept and idea of "virtue" in your life and separates it into bite size pieces, easily digestible. Each concept of the virtuous life is explained and Pastor Wade even entertains the reader with some real life threatening experiences he had while he was a firefighter. These experiences relate to the concepts of the hero's life as you will see and the blessing is this; After you read this book you too will be equipped with the insider information you need to live a pleasing to God, Hero's Life In Christ!".

Local Natures, Global Responsibilities

Local Natures, Global Responsibilities
Author: Laurenz Volkmann
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2010-01
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 9042028122

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In the New Literatures in English, nature has long been a paramount issue: the environmental devastation caused by colonialism has left its legacy, with particularly disastrous consequences for the most vulnerable parts of the world. At the same time, social and cultural transformations have altered representations of nature in postcolonial cultures and literatures. It is this shift of emphasis towards the ecological that is addressed by this volume. A fast-expanding field, ecocriticism covers a wide range of theories and areas of interest, particularly the relationship between literature and other 'texts' and the environment. Rather than adopting a rigid agenda, the interpretations presented involve ecocritical perspectives that can be applied most fruitfully to literary and non-literary text. Some are more general, 'holistic' approaches: literature and other cultural forms are a 'living organism', part of an intellectual ecosystem, implemented and sustained by the interactions between the natural world, both human and non-human, and its cultural representations. 'Nature' itself is a new interpretative category in line with other paradigms such as race, class, gender, and identity. A wide range of genres are covered, from novels or films in which nature features as the main topic or 'protagonist' to those with an ecocritical agenda, as in dystopian literature. Other concerns are: nature as a cultural construct; 'gendered' natures; and the city/country dichotomy. The texts treated challenge traditional Western dualisms (human/animal, man/nature, woman/man). While such global phenomena as media ('old' or 'new'), tourism, and catastrophes permeate many of these texts, there is also a dual focus on nature as the inexplicable, elusive 'Other' and the need for human agency and global responsibility. Laurenz Volkmann is Professor of EFL Teaching at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, where NAncy Grimm and Katrin Thomson also teach. Ines Detmers is a lecturer in English literature at the Technical University of Chemnitz..