SECOND WORDS: Selected Critical Prose.

Atwood, Margaret.

ISBN 10: 0807063584 / ISBN 13: 9780807063583
Published by Boston: Beacon Press, (1984.) dj, 1984
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Hardcover first edition - First US printing. Fifty essays, lectures, and reviews written over a 20 year period -including selections on Al Purdy, Adrienne Rich, Marge Piercy, Erica Jong, Nadine Gordimer, E. L. Doctorow, Mordecai Richler, African American women writers, human rights and the woman's movement, Tillie Olsen, Sylvia Plath, Marie-Claire Blais, Northrup Frye, and much more. Index. 444 pp Fine in near fine dust jacket. (short closed tear.). Bookseller Inventory # 35975

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Title: SECOND WORDS: Selected Critical Prose.

Publisher: Boston: Beacon Press, (1984.) dj

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Fifty of Margaret Atwood's finest essays and reviews from 1960 to 1982 are included in this collection of her key critical writings. Wit and originality infuse discussions of the writing process, literary life, and such literary figures as Adrienne Rich, Northrop Frye, Anne Sexton, and E. L. Doctorow. Atwood's perspectives on Canadian nationalism and the American dream emerge, as do her controversial attitudes about feminism, sexism, and contemporary North American life. This largest collection of her critical prose showcases the human insight and sharp intellect that has distinguished Atwood as one of the most compelling writers of the 21st century.

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Margaret Atwood is the award-winning author of more than 25 books, including The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid's Tale, and Oryx and Crake. She was the winner of the 2000 Booker Prize. She has contributed to The New York Times Book Review, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Harvard Educational Review, and Maclean's.

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