acts of art 12 ~ Margaret Atwood

Maggie Atwood, author  Canada’s national treasure and a personal muse. Her novels, along with Leonard Cohen’s songs and poems, have been the words and soundtrack of my life since arriving in Canada in 1966.

What Ms. Atwood says about her creative process relates, of course, to writing. I think we can all translate her words into our own artistic language.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood  (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist. She has published seventeen books of poetry, sixteen novels, ten books of non-fiction, eight collections of short fiction, eight children’s books, and one graphic novel, as well as a number of small press editions in poetry and fiction.

Thanks to Wikipedia for bio.


11 thoughts on “acts of art 12 ~ Margaret Atwood

    1. Hello Shreya and thanks for your visit. There’s no one like Ms. Atwood but here are a few of the many Canadian authors in my life and heart:
      Michael Ondaatje
      Margaret Lawrence
      Jane Urquhart
      Ruth Ozeki
      Ann-Marie MacDonald
      Thomas King

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      1. Mmm after wasting hours on books that sell itself as ‘a la Atwood’, that’s what I was afraid of. I suppose that’s the beauty of her style.
        Thank you so much for the recommendations! Will definitely check them out…

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  1. I am delighted to be introduced to a much broader knowledge of Margaret Atwood that extends well beyond “The Handmaid’s Tale.” I’m a little chagrined to say that is the extent of what I’ve read. I read it 30 years ago and then again about one year ago and consider it an incredible work of art. Now I want to read much more and will dive right in! Now Leonard Cohen and I do go way back, and there are days when I bring out the vinyl for a really good visit! 🙂

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  2. Debra, I’m happy to reintroduce you to Ms. Atwood and hope you explore and enjoy her other writings. I admire her work so very much. For me she embodies the spirit of Canada and why I chose to make this my life’s home. Thank you for your thoughts.


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