By (author) Margaret Atwood
Normal Price: $24.99
Your Price: $22.49 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.12 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Strange Things by Margaret Atwood
Book DescriptionMargaret Atwood's witty and informative book focuses on the imaginative mystique of the wilderness of the Canadian North. She discusses the 'Grey Owl Syndrome' of white writers going native; the folklore arising from the mysterious-- and disastrous -- Franklin expedition of the nineteenth century; the myth of the dreaded snow monster, the Wendigo; the relations between nature writing and new forms of Gothic; and how a fresh generation of women writers in Canada have adapted the imagery of the Canadian North for the exploration of contemporary themes of gender, the family and sexuality. Writers discussed include Robert Service, Robertson Davies, Alice Munro, E.J. Pratt, Marian Engel, Margaret Laurence, and Gwendolyn MacEwan. This superbly written and compelling portrait of the mysterious North is at once a fascinating insight into the Canadian imagination, and an exciting new work from an outstanding literary presence.
Buy Strange Things book by Margaret Atwood from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781844080823
(197mm x 125mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Margaret Atwood
View all books by Margaret Atwood
UK Kirkus Review » Something about the great snowy wastes and the forested wilderness of northern Canada has fascinated writers for well over 100 years. From darkest gothic to lightest romance, novels and short stories have been set in the far north and readers seem to lap up every detail. Acclaimed writer Margaret Atwood goes exploring not only the region but also the books that have featured northern Canada and in a witty way she details what the allure is. Among her pen portraits is the phenomenon of the so-called 'Grey Owl Syndrome', in which white writers attempt to go native to spin their ripping yarns. Those whose work comes under the spotlight include Robert Service, Alice Munro, E.J. Pratt and Gwendolyn MacEwen. This portrait of writing through the decades was originally delivered as a series of lectures at Oxford University. It translates very well into book form. (Kirkus UK)
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Strange Things book by Margaret Atwood and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood is the author of more than thirty books of fiction, poetry and critical essays. The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, Alias Grace were shortlisted for the Booker Prize, The Blind Assassin won in 2001, and she has won many other literary prizes in other countries.
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.