Margaret Atwood Front Cover

Paperback / softback
ISBN: 9780889222175
Pages: 178
Pub. Date: January 1 1984
Dimensions: 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.5"
Rights: Available: WORLD
Non-Fiction / LIT004290

  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors

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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.