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Sunday March 28, 2010 in Books

Margaret Atwood
A Feminist Poetics

By Frank Davey

Margaret Atwood’s writing, according to Davey, reveals not only an extraordinary facility with language, but also a deep mistrust of it as something shaped by an instrumental and largely male culture. Her language directs its readers to a hidden level of itself – unspoken, symbolic, gestural – and away from denotative meaning. In discussions of her poetry, fiction, short stories, and criticism, Davey offers a ‘glossary’ of recurrent Atwood images and symbols that can open this hidden level in nearly all of her writing.

ISBN 13: 9780889222175 | ISBN 10: 889222177
6 W x 9 H inches | 178 pages
$18.95 CAN / $14.95 US
Rights: World
Backlist | Non-Fiction | Bisac: LIT004080

About the Contributors

Frank Davey

Born in Vancouver, Frank Davey attended the University of British Columbia where he was a co-founder of the avant-garde poetry magazine TISH. Since 1963, he has been the editor-publisher of the poetics journal Open Letter. In addition, he co-founded the world’s first on-line literary magazine, SwiftCurrent in 1984. Davey writes with a unique panache as he examines with humour and irony the ambiguous play of signs in contemporary culture, the popular stories that lie behind it, and the struggles between different identity-based groups in our globalizing society—racial, regional, gender-based, ethnic, economic—that drive this play.

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Bardy Google

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Back to the War

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Cultural Mischief

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Popular Narratives

Frank Davey
Poetry

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Margaret Atwood

Frank Davey
Non-Fiction

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Selected Poems: The Arches

Frank Davey
Poetry


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