In Literary circles, Margaret Atwood is a phenomenon. Prolific Writing Material? BEYOND WORDS!
When ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale’ originally came out, Women didn’t exactly ‘take’ to the book, and skipped over her other titles for reasons that remain a mystery to me.
Now, for Literature aficionados,- whole different story(pun NOT intended). What they recognized, as well as myself, was a writer so completely in charge of Her thoughts that getting them onto paper in the most brilliantly fashioned manner was amazingly simple in view(to us), but far deeper than most writers are able to swim.
Times change, people change, views change, readers change.
With the Women’s movement bigger and stronger than ever it was ZERO surprise to this astute cultural observer that ‘The Handmaiden’s Tale’ would not only make a comeback, but return with a mission statement that won’t be going bye bye anytime soon. Better late than never!
‘The Robber Bride.’ Atwood’s funniest satire on three women hellbent on getting back at one woman who had her way with their men. Now, given that this book is written by Margaret The Great, the story is by far no slim novella, with cutesy lines interrupting clean white paper. The book is ferociously pointed toward specific microcosms, each female character depicting a socio-economic region.
Atwood writes objectively, not subjectively, fairly painting portraits that remain captured in oil, framed in Oak.
The humor is indeed sharp, but it doesn’t cut, that’s not Atwood’s way.
Having read all of Atwood’s fiction, non-fiction, essays, children’s books, and transcripts from given speeches, this first title mention is not the last; future categories will mention other works very much worth your time.
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