Tag Archives: Year of the Flood

Atwood’s Novels in the News

Atwood’s unsettling predictions registered two hits this past week: a GOP Congressman pressuring assistants to be surrogate mothers and recent reports of pigs engineered to carry human organs.

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Nature Lit Has Healed for Centuries

For years my Intro to Lit class has had a nature theme.

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Margaret Atwood’s Green Christians

Margaret Atwood imagines a cult of green Christians in “Year of the Flood.”

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Atwood and the Eve of Destruction

Margaret Atwood’s most famous novel may be her futurist nightmare The Handmaid’s Tale (1985). In her two most recent novels, Atwood returns to the dystopian genre and paints a picture of a world in which unbridled capitalism, environmental devastation, urban decay, sexual license, runaway gene splicing, and extreme income disparity rule the earth. My book […]

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