- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Anchor Books; Reissue edition (1 Feb. 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0385491069
- ISBN-13: 978-0385491068
- Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 59 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 539,573 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Edible Woman Paperback – 1 Feb 1998
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"Margaret Atwood takes risks and wins." --Time"Throughout her literary career...Margaret Atwood has impressed and delighted readers with her wit, lyric virtuosity and imaginative acuity." --San Francisco Chronicle "One of the most intelligent and talented writers to set herself the task of deciphering life in the late twentieth century." --Vogue "Atwood has the magic of turning the particular and the parochial into the universal." --The Times (London) "Chock-full of startling images, superbly and classically crafted. . . . Kept me in stitches half the time." --Saturday Night
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Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels...consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, "The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.See all Product description
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The novel is an unusual construction; part one – the first third or so – is written in the first person, part two – almost the next two thirds and the bulk of the narrative – is in the third person. For what could be called the ‘finale’ or the third part, which is no more than a few pages long Atwood returns to first person expression.
Pithily amusing yet never light-hearted, uncannily-observed, and always the constant tug of a disturbing undercurrent…And don’t forget, this is the work of a twenty three year old!
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