Had to translate one or two paragraphs from The Edible Woman in my third year at uni and like dit enough that I remembered her name.
Then, many years later, bought completely by accident an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the Handmaid's Tale for 2,25 euro. Loved it. Met my best friend at the same time and learned she had translated large portions of the book for her own dissertation at uni.
Later read and loved Moral Disorder. Same for Blind Assassin, this book should get more recognition even though it won the Booker Prize (don't know anyone who's read it).
My girlfriend and her mother are absolute fans of Edible Woman.
I also like Desert Hearts (the movie), and while the book (Desert of the Heart, by Jane Rule) is noticeably different in tone and also plot, it's fun to know Margaret Atwood wrote The Edible Woman while she was staying at Jane Rule's place in the early sixties.
I've only read The Handmaiden's Tale, but I loved it. Why is the movie so hard to find on DVD?
Why do you say that, R4?
I read almost all of her books, she does not write about gays, iirc. In her interviews she mostly comes out rather bitchy.
Isn't there another thread on here about her? I mean, I've always liked her (my fav being The Robber Bride), but I smell a corporate shill.
Because she has a new book out, R6? You could be right. The last one I liked was Moral Disorder. Haven't read the speculative sci-fi trilogy.
[quote] but I smell a corporate shill.
R6 - really? Why?
A shining jewel in the Canadian literary crown.
Just finished "The Blind Assassin." What do those of you think who read her?
The Robber Bride is about Barbara Amiel.
The mAddam trilogy is very enjoyable. Wicked and Swiftian
can't really read her stuff. i have tried. the only interesting novel was the hand maiden's tale. alice munro and mavis gallant two other canadian writers are actually leagues above atwood's writing.