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Granta 141: Canada

9th November 2017

7 minute read

Fiction, Short Story

The Martians descend to Earth in their spaceship. They intend to go to New York – they want to see...
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Published November 9th 2017 by granta.com
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فکر کنم اولین اثریه که از مارگارت اتوود خوندم. دلم میخواست با رمانهاش شروع کنم، اما بهلطف مورت یه داستانکوتاه عالی ازش خوندم و وه! چسبید! اینقد راحت و بدون پیچیدگی و روون بود که فکر میکنی هرکسی میتونه بنویسش، اما بعد میگی پس چرا فقط مارگارت اتوود نوشتهش؟! ...more
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Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh this is just brilliant! Philosophical, political, sociological and historical themes are critically explored and challenged in this fun, humorous and lightheartedly quirky short story <3
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Brilliantly weird, irreverent, this is a must read story about jingoistic nationalism!. I'm not sure I've read everything into this that a Canadian reader would read, but this was such a great pick me up putting a smile on my face this morning. The short story can be found in Granta Magazine and I'd urge everyone to read this.

I've no doubt it takes its inspiration from the quip "what would a Martian think of ....?" Atwood writes up a meeting between 3 Martians in search for "a musical" and the only sen
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Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this. It was short, adorable and reminded me of the Earth is Space Australia trope that floats around on tumblr.
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Very compact little story. Made me think of All Quiet on the Western Front where you shortly see the war from the perceptive of a butterfly.
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Margaret Atwood was born in 1939 in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto. She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master's degree from Radcliffe College.

Throughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees. She is the author of more than thirty-five volumes of po
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