Tag: Margaret Atwood

Once Upon a Time: The Penelopiad

Posted May 29, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 13 Comments
Once Upon a Time: The Penelopiad

Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad   Today’s Armchair BEA topic is Character Chatter. Here are my thoughts on a book that reimagines some of the most famous characters in literature. The Penelopiad is a decidedly odd little book. It’s a riff on the story of faithful Penelope from the Odyssey, who waited twenty years for her […]

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Pieces of Truth: Alias Grace

Posted February 27, 2015 by Lory in reviews / 15 Comments
Pieces of Truth: Alias Grace

Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace (1996) Although there were many books I should have been reading and other things I should have been doing, once I started Alias Grace they all went by the wayside; I could not put it down. The subject matter is sensational in itself: the real-life case of 16-year-old housemaid Grace Marks, […]

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From Austen to Atwood: The art of the Balbusso sisters

Posted May 9, 2014 by Lory in design / 4 Comments
From Austen to Atwood: The art of the Balbusso sisters

Eugene Onegin The Handmaid’s Tale The artwork of Anna and Elena Balbusso first caught my eye in the Folio Society catalog, with their stunning illustrations for two very different books, Alexander Pushkin’s classic novel-in-verse Eugene Onegin and Margaret Atwood’s modern dystopian nightmare The Handmaid’s Tale. Then I noticed that they were the cover artists for […]

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