Review: Marina Warner on Margaret Atwood

Twisting fairy stories has been a feminist stratagem ever since Anne Sexton wrote her sequence of barbed, hurt poems, Transformations, back in 1971; Margaret Atwood, both in her fiction and poetry, has likewise mined myth and fairy tale, mostly in a parodic and contrary spirit. The Penelopiad reworked the closing books of the Odyssey, while before that,…

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