Saturday, October 31, 2009

more Atwood

From Negotiating With the Dead. Atwood on her childhood and her capable and outdoorsy family.

"My own view of myself was that I was small and innocuous, a marshmallow compared to the others. I was a poor shot with a 22, for instance, and not very good with an ax. It took me a long time to figure out that the youngest in a family of dragons is still a dragon from the point of view of those who find dragons alarming."

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At 10:50 AM, Blogger Sun Protection Factor said...

I truly love M. Atwood. I need to read more of her. The last book I read from her was, and I hate to admit it because it was so long ago, was Alias Grace. And even then I think I was too young to recognize how wonderful it was. Perhaps it's time to take it off the shelf and dust it off...?

 

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