Once Upon a Time: Myth, Fairy Tales and Legends in Margaret Atwood's Writings

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While it is often acknowledged that Margaret Atwood's novels are rife with allusions from the oral tradition of myth, legends, fables, and fairy tales, the implications of her liberal usage bear study. The essays in this volume have been written by some of the most influential Margaret Atwood scholars internationally, each exploring Atwoods use of primal, indeed archetypal, narratives to illuminate her fiction and poetry. These essays interact with all types of such narratives, from fairy tales and legends, to Greek, Roman, ...

Once Upon a Time: Myth, Fairy Tales and Legends in Margaret Atwood's Writings 2008, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne

ISBN-13: 9781847186843

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