A Tale Told and Untold - Margaret Atwood: Works

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A Tale Told and Untold - Margaret Atwood: Works


Rubenstein, Roberta, The World and I


Margaret Atwood was born in Ottawa, Ontario, in 1939. The daughter of an entomologist who conducted research in the rural northern areas of Ontario and Quebec while his three children were young, she was educated at home--where she taught herself to write poetry, fiction, and drama--until she reached adolescence. She earned her B.A. from the University of Toronto (1961) and an M.A. in Victorian literature from Radcliffe College/Harvard (1962). Her first volume of poetry was published in 1962. Since then, she haas published fifteen volumes including The Circle Game (Anansi, 1967); The Animals in That Country (Atlantic Little-Brown, 1968); The Journals of Susanna Moodie (Oxford University Press, 1970); Procedures for Underground (Atlantic Little- Brown, 1970); Power Politics (Harper & Row, 1973); You Are Happy (Harper & Row, 1975); Selected Poems (Simon & Schuster, 1978); Two- Headed Poems (Oxford, 1978); True Stories (Oxford, 1981); Interlunar (Oxford, 1984); Selected Poems II: Poems Selected and New, 1976--1986 (Houghton Mifflin, 1987); Selected Poems 1966--1984 (Oxford, 1990); Margaret Atwood Poems 1965--1975 (Virago Press Limited, 1991); Morning in the Burned House (Houghton Mifflin, 1995); and Eating Fire: Selected Poems, 1965--1995 (Virago Press Limited, 1998). …

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