Margaret Atwood World Literature Analysis - Essay

Margaret Atwood World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Although she has written poetry, short stories, screenplays, and novels, Atwood’s work is remarkably consistent in content and theme. In spite of her international reputation, she remains resolutely Canadian in residence and in temperament. She has become more political and certainly is a writer of ideas, but, with the notable exceptions of The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake, she is not propagandistic and heavy-handed. Regardless of the genres in which she writes, Atwood is analytical, almost anatomical, in her dissection of characters and relationships. For the most part, hers is a landscape of the mind, although her writing is also rooted in geography, whether it be Toronto, the Canadian wilderness, or...

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