Margaret Atwood’s Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics

, S. R. W. Margaret Atwood’S Fairy-Tale Sexual Politics. University Press of Mississippi, 1993.

In relating Atwood’s fragile, mysterious paintings, collages, linocuts, drawings, and cartoons to her writing, this study shows how such fairy-tale images-along with myths, the Bible, history, film, art, and popular literature-reveal archetypes in her work. The engaging writing and the eerie visual art of Margaret Atwood braid together fairy-tale themes from Grimm and Andersen with the feminist concerns for which this internationally acclaimed Canadian author is well known.

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