Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This Day In History: Margaret Atwood

Today marks the birthday of Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Atwood is a contemporary author, best known for her portrayal of women in her novels. Atwood began her writing career by publishing poetry, then moved on to novels, short story collections and some nonfiction. She is widely studied as a feminist writer.

The NCC Libraries contain Atwood's works, as well as critical analysis. For additional information, be sure to search the Literature Resource Center database.

Works by Margaret Atwood:

The Year of the Flood: A Novel
PR 9199.3 .A8 Y43 2009 New Books section, Main

Moral Disorder: Stories
PR 9199.3 .A8 M66 2006 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Writing With Intent: Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose, 1983-2005
PR 9199.3 .A8 W75 2005 Stacks, Main and Monroe

The Blind Assassin
PR 9199.3 .A8 B55 2000 Stacks

Cat's Eye
PR 9199.3 .A8 C38 1988 Stacks

The Handmaid's Tale
PR 9199.3 .A8 H3 1986 Stacks, Main and Monroe

Works About Atwood:

Margaret Atwood
by Coral Ann Howells
PR 9199.3 .A8 Z695 2005 Stacks

Feminism in Literature: A Gale Critical Companion
by Jessica Bomarito
PN 471 .F43 2005 Reference (6 vols.)

Margaret Atwood: A Critical Companion
by Nathalie Cooke
PR 9199.3 .A8 Z573 2004 Stacks

Margaret Atwood Revisited
by Karen F. Stein
PR 9199.3 .A8 Z896 1999 Stacks

Margaret Atwood: Vision and Forms
by Kathryn VanSpanckeren
E-BOOK (Online)

Works Cited:

"Atwood, Margaret." 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 2 Nov. 2009 <>.

"“Handmaid’s Tale, The”." Online Photograph. Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. Web. 2 Nov. 2009 <>

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