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The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood
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Oct 07, 2011

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bookshelves: canada, fiction
Read from September 18 to October 07, 2011

Dude this took me forever to finish. This was my first Margaret Atwood novel. My friend Ahli had suggested The Edible Woman to me because I was looking for something that would give me a feel of 1960s Toronto. And I gather this is a good example of literature representing second-wave feminism? I think that three stars is a little generous if I'm simply assessing my overall enjoyment of the novel, since I generally like reading stories with more pathos and violence, and this is quite the polar opposite. It was very restrained and reserved. The despair that the protagonist Marian felt was politely internalized into an eating disorder she found quite baffling. The troubles of being a middle-class young white woman in 1960s urban Canada. There was a lot of symbolism which probably went right over my head but I liked Margaret Atwood's writing style quite a lot.

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message 1: by Joanna (new)

Joanna I would recommend Handmaid's Tale. Yeah, everyone has read it but I think it is more your style

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