Moving Targets

by Margaret Atwood

September 4, 2004 | Hardcover

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The most precious treasure of this collection is that it gives us the rich back-story and diverse range of influences on Margaret Atwood''s work. From the aunts who encouraged her nascent writing career to the influence of George Orwell''s Nineteen Eighty-Four on The Handmaid''s Tale, we trace the movement of Atwood''s fertile and curious mind in action over the years. Atwood''s controversial political pieces, Napoleon''s Two Biggest Mistakes and Letter to America -- both not-so-veiled warnings about the repercussions of the war in Iraq -- also appear, alongside pieces that exhibit her active concern for the environment, the North, and the future of the human race. Atwood also writes about her peers: John Updike, Marina Warner, Italo Calvino, Marian Engel, Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mordecai Richler, Elmore Leonard, and Ursula Le Guin. This is a landmark volume from a major writer whose worldwide readership is in the millions, and whose work has influenced and entertained generations. Moving Targets is the companion volume to Second Words.

Format: Hardcover

Published: September 4, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887841775

ISBN - 13: 9780887841774

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Moving Targets

by Margaret Atwood

Format: Hardcover

Published: September 4, 2004

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0887841775

ISBN - 13: 9780887841774

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The most precious treasure of this collection is that it gives us the rich back-story and diverse range of influences on Margaret Atwood''s work. From the aunts who encouraged her nascent writing career to the influence of George Orwell''s Nineteen Eighty-Four on The Handmaid''s Tale, we trace the movement of Atwood''s fertile and curious mind in action over the years. Atwood''s controversial political pieces, Napoleon''s Two Biggest Mistakes and Letter to America -- both not-so-veiled warnings about the repercussions of the war in Iraq -- also appear, alongside pieces that exhibit her active concern for the environment, the North, and the future of the human race. Atwood also writes about her peers: John Updike, Marina Warner, Italo Calvino, Marian Engel, Toni Morrison, Angela Carter, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mordecai Richler, Elmore Leonard, and Ursula Le Guin. This is a landmark volume from a major writer whose worldwide readership is in the millions, and whose work has influenced and entertained generations. Moving Targets is the companion volume to Second Words.

About the Author

Margaret Atwood is one of the world''s preeminent writers -- winner of the Booker Prize, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and the Governor General''s Literary Award, among many other honours. She is the bestselling author of more than thirty-five books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including The Handmaid''s Tale, Alias Grace, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake. She and her spouse, writer Graeme Gibson, are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Club within Birdlife International. She is an International Vice President of PEN.
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