House of Anansi Press

Second Words

Selected Critical Prose 1960-1982

Written by Margaret Atwood

Published June 01, 1995 | ISBN 9780887849107
LITERARY CRITICISM / General

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Second Words

Selected Critical Prose 1960-1982

Margaret Atwood

The fifty essays in Second Words span the period from 1962 to 1980 and reveal Margaret Atwood's views on feminism, Canadian literature, the creative process, nationalism, sexism, as well as critical commentary on such writers as Erica Jong, E. L. Doctorow, Northrop Frye, Roch Carrier, Marie-Claire Blais, Marge Piercy, Adrienne Rich, Sylvia Plath, and many more.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood

MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than forty-five books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her most recent books include Hag-Seed, a novel revisitation of Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and Angel Catbird — featuring a cat-bird superhero — a graphic novel with co-creator Johnnie Christmas. She is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Award, has won the Man Booker Award, and was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Recently, her novel The Handmaid’s Tale was adapted for television to international acclaim, and Alias Grace was made into a CBC mini-series by director and actor Sarah Polley. Margaret Atwood lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson.