Alias Grace

Alias Grace
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2011-06-08
ISBN: 0307797953
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alias Grace Book Excerpt:

In Alias Grace, the bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale takes readers into the life of one of the most notorious women of the nineteenth century—recently adapted into a 6-part Netflix original mini-series by director Mary Harron and writer/actress Sarah Polley. It's 1843, and Grace Marks has been convicted for her involvement in the vicious murders of her employer and his housekeeper and mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Now serving a life sentence, Grace claims to have no memory of the murders. An up-and-coming expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness is engaged by a group of reformers and spiritualists who seek a pardon for Grace. He listens to her story while bringing her closer and closer to the day she cannot remember. What will he find in attempting to unlock her memories? Captivating and disturbing, Alias Grace showcases bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author Margaret Atwood at the peak of her powers.

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Book Analysis

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN: 2808017928
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Book Analysis Book Excerpt:

Unlock the more straightforward side of Alias Grace with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood, a thought-provoking novel about the historical figure of Grace Marks, who was convicted of the double murder of her employers Thomas Kinnear and Nancy Montgomery in 1843. The novel opens 15 years later, when a young doctor hoping to establish his reputation as a pioneering psychiatrist is hired to interview Grace and ascertain whether or not she is truly guilty. Although the doctor, Simon Jordan, is determined to remain objective, he finds himself helplessly drawn into the narrative Grace weaves about her own past – and increasingly obsessed with his patient and the secrets she seems to be hiding. Alias Grace won the Canadian Giller Prize and was also shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize. It was adapted into a miniseries starring Sarah Gadon as Grace in 2017. Find out everything you need to know about Alias Grace in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s  Alias Grace
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 27
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410339556
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood s Alias Grace Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Margaret Atwood's "Alias Grace," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

The narration in Alias Grace Ambiguity of Grace Marks

The narration in  Alias Grace   Ambiguity of Grace Marks
Author: Nadine Henke
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2020-10-05
ISBN: 334626260X
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The narration in Alias Grace Ambiguity of Grace Marks Book Excerpt:

Essay from the year 2019 in the subject Communications - Movies and Television, grade: 1,7, , course: Gender in Film and the Visual Arts, language: English, abstract: The ambiguity of Grace herself is especially interesting about this series. Therefore, my attempt is to first analyze the narrative style, especially concerning the different timelines as well as Grace’s unreliability and ambiguity as a character and narrator. Furthermore, I will connect this way of narrating to Grace’s quilting which is omnipresent in the series and can be read as another form of communication and narration especially for women at a time where they usually had to stay silent. With a rather powerful voice-over begins the telling of Grace Marks, by that time a 33-year-old maid that was convicted of murdering her former employer Thomas Kinnear and his house keeper Nancy Montgomery together with the stable boy James McDermott. While he gets hanged, Grace is sentenced to life imprisonment. Now, 15 years after her conviction, psychologist Dr. Simon Jordan is hired to talk to Grace to find out if she really was guilty of the murders or not. These are true events that took once place in 1843 and then were adopted for a novel written by Margaret Atwood: Alias Grace. Based on this novel the canadian US-American Drama-mini-series Alias Grace, written by Margaret Atwood and Sarah Polley and directed by Mary Harron, was released in 2017. It is the story of Grace Marks, the question of her innocence and guilt, that is constantly being asked by Dr. Jordan as well as the audience.

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods Alias Grace

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods  Alias Grace
Author: Nathalie Fiore
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 14
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN: 3668174628
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Postmodernism in Margaret Atwoods Alias Grace Book Excerpt:

Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject Literature - Canada, grade: 2,0, , language: English, abstract: The aim of this term paper is to exemplify the central key features in Postmodernism and to analyse in how far Margaret Atwood manages to make use of them in her novel "Alias Grace". Besides, I will concentrate on Atwood’s strategies to integrate the postmodern features into the novel and to illustrate them to the reader. The first part of the term paper will be concerned with a general overview of Genette’s categories of discourse-oriented Narratology and the postmodern features Fragmentation, Subjectivity, Indeterminacy and Alienation. More precisely, I will define these features and will concentrate on the most important characteristics which can be linked to the novel. I will mention Genette’s Narrative Theory because it is especially important when dealing with Fragmentation. The second part will be concerned with these postmodern features with reference to "Alias Grace". Concerning Fragmentation, I am going to illustrate the interchanging narratives in the novel. When dealing with Subjectivity, I will analyse in how far different narratives of the story are subjective. By pointing out several passages in which open questions remain and the reader has to interpret on his own, I will discuss Indeterminacy. After doing so, I am going to point out in how far Fragmentation, Subjectivity and Indeterminacy lead to an Alienation of the reader. At the end of the term paper, a conclusion will be drawn in which one can see in how far Atwood uses postmodern elements in her novel.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Reingard M. Nischik
Publsiher: Camden House
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781571131393
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Atwood Book Excerpt:

Novelist, poet, cultural critic, Margaret Atwood is one of the most fascinating, versatile, and productive authors of our time, a superb writer in any genre she chooses to tackle. This book was prepared on the occasion of Atwood's sixtieth birthday in November 1999. Its first aim is therefore to take stock of Atwood's multifarious works and international impact at the height of her creative powers. Secondly, the book serves as a wide-ranging introduction to the writer and her works. Fifteen informative articles written specifically for this volume by Atwood specialists from Canada, the USA, the UK, Germany, and France treat her life and status, her works (up-to-date survey articles on Atwood's novels, short fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism), and important approaches to her works (from the standpoints of gender politics, mythology, ecology, popular culture, constructivism, and Canadian nationalism). A final section on creativity, transmission, and reception includes an interview with Atwood on creativity, statements by some of Atwood's important transmitters, including publishers, editors, literary agents, and translators, and some 15 statements by Atwood's fellow writers, in which they explore her importance for them. A number of photographs of Atwood, several cartoons drawn by her, an up-to-date bibliography of works by and about Atwood, and an index round out the volume. Reingard M. Nischik is Professor of American literature at the University of Konstanz, Germany.

In Search of Alias Grace

In Search of Alias Grace
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 39
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of Alias Grace Book Excerpt:

Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace is based on the murder of Thomas Kinnear and his mistress Nancy Montgomery in 1843. Kinnear's manservant was hung for the crime, but the execution of his supposed accomplice Grace Marks, owing to her "feeble sex" and "extreme youth," was commuted to life. The entire event excited widespread interest although few agreed that justice had been served. Some denounced Grace as a cunning demon, others considered her a terrorized victim of circumstance and pleaded for mercy. These opinions were influenced by various political and religious agendas of the day as well as by Victorian views on gender, class and justice. Little concrete evidence was identified, and journalists contradicted one and other. Everyone who ever set pen to paper on the subject of Grace seems to have been intensely subjective. In In Search of Alias Grace, Margaret Atwood describes her own search for the facts, what she found out, what eluded her grasp and how this process shaped her novel.

Self fashioning in Margaret Atwood s Fiction

Self fashioning in Margaret Atwood s Fiction
Author: Cynthia G. Kuhn
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780820467641
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self fashioning in Margaret Atwood s Fiction Book Excerpt:

The Fiction of Margaret Atwood

The Fiction of Margaret Atwood
Author: Fiona Tolan
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2022-09-22
ISBN: 1350336750
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fiction of Margaret Atwood Book Excerpt:

Margaret Atwood is one of the most significant writers working today. Her writing spans seven decades, is phenomenally diverse and ambitious, and has amassed an enormous body of literary criticism. In this invaluable guide, Fiona Tolan provides a clear and comprehensive overview of evolving critical approaches to Atwood's work. Addressing all of the author's key texts, the book deftly guides the reader through the most characteristic, influential, and insightful critical readings of the last fifty years. It highlights recurring themes in Atwood's work, such as gender, feminism, power and violence, fairy tale and the gothic, environmental destruction, and dystopian futures. This is an indispensable companion for anyone interested in reading and writing about Margaret Atwood.

Virginity Revisited

Virginity Revisited
Author: Bonnie MacLachlan,Judith Fletcher
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0802090133
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Virginity Revisited Book Excerpt:

From Classical Antiquity to the present, virginity has been closely allied with power: as someone who chooses a life of celibacy retains mastery over his or her body. Sexual potency withheld becomes an energy-reservoir that can ensure independence and enhance self-esteem, but it can also be harnessed by public institutions and redirected for the common good. This was the founding principle of the Vestal Virgins of Rome and later in the monastic orders of the middle ages. Mythical accounts of goddesses and heroines who possessed the ability to recover their virginity after sexual experience demonstrate a belief that virginity is paradoxically connected both with social autonomy and the ability to serve the human community. Virginity Revisited is a collection of essays that examines virginity not as a physical reality but as a cultural artefact. By situating the topic of virginity within a range of historical 'moments' and using a variety of methodologies, Virginity Revisited illuminates how chastity provided a certain agency, autonomy, and power to women. This is a study of the positive and negative features of sexual renunciation, from ancient Greek divinities and mythical women, in Rome's Vestal Virgins, in the Christian martyrs and Mariology in the Medieval and early Modern period, and in Grace Marks, the heroine of Margaret Atwood's novel Alias Grace.

Memory and Migration

Memory and Migration
Author: Andreas Kitzmann
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1442641290
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory and Migration Book Excerpt:

Julia Creet is an associate professor in the Department of English at York University. --

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2014-05-14
ISBN: 1438113307
Category: Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Atwood Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of critical essays about the works of Margaret Atwood.

Masculinity Femininty re framing a fragmented debate

Masculinity Femininty  re framing a fragmented debate
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2020-05-06
ISBN: 1848880944
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masculinity Femininty re framing a fragmented debate Book Excerpt:

The representations and performances of femininity and masculinity are no longer set in stone according to traditions imposed by society. Gender identity and gender roles are evolving. This ebook provides multiple perspectives on the issue that re-frame the debate in a modern context.

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood
Author: Shannon Hengen,Ashley Thomson
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2007-05-22
ISBN: 9780810866683
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Atwood Book Excerpt:

Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes all of Atwood's works, including articles, short stories, letters, and individual poetry. Adaptations of Atwood's works are also included, as are some of her more public quotations. Secondary entries (i.e. interviews, scholarly resources, and reviews) are first sorted by type, and then arranged alphabetically by author, to allow greater ease of navigation. The individual chapters are organized chronologically, with each subdivided into seven categories: Atwood's Works, Adaptations, Quotations, Interviews, Scholarly Resources, Reviews of Atwood's Works, and Reviews of Adaptations of Atwood's Works. The book also includes a chapter entitled 'Atwood on the Web,' as well as extensive author and subject indexes. This new bibliography significantly enhances access to Atwood material, a feature that will be welcomed by university, public, and school librarians. Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide 1988-2005 will appeal not only to Atwood scholars, but to students and fans of one of Canada's greatest writers.

The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English

The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English
Author: Ed. Mohit K. Ray
Publsiher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2007-09
ISBN: 9788126908325
Category: Authors, English
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Atlantic Companion to Literature in English Book Excerpt:

Intended To Serve The Academic Needs Of The Students Of English Literature, The Companion Is An Ultimate Literary Reference Source, Providing An Up-To-Date, Comprehensive And Authoritative Biographies Of Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Journalists And Critics Ranging From Literary Giants Of The Past To Contemporary Writers Like Peter Burnes (1931-2004), Anthony Powell (1905-2000), Patrick O Brian (1914-2000), Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), Grace Nicholas (1950- ) And Douglas Adams (1952-2001). Over The Last Few Decades English Literary Canon Has Become Relatively More Extensive And Diverse. In Recognition Of The Significance Of The New Literatures In English, Special Emphasis Has Been Given On The Writers Of These Literatures. In Addition, The Indian Writers Writing In English Have Been Given A Prominent Place In The Book, Thereby Making It Particularly Useful For The Students Of Indian English Literature. The Companion Is Unique Of Its Kind As It Gives A Broad Outline Of The Story And Not Merely A Brief Account Of The Plot Structure Of A Literary Work So As To Enable The Students To Have A Fairly Good Idea Of The Story. Likewise, Before Getting Down To The Writings Of An Author, The Companion Provides An Invaluable And Authoritative Biographical Note Believing That An Author S Biography Facilitates Proper Understanding Of His/Her Contributions.On Account Of Its Clear And Reliable Plot Summaries And Descriptive Entries Of Major Works And Literary Journals And Authentic Biographical Details, The Companion Is A Work Of Permanent Value. It Is Undoubtedly An Indispensable And Path-Breaking Handy Reference Guide For All Those Interested In Literatures In English Produced In The United Kingdom, The United States, Canada, Australia, Africa, The Caribbean, India And Other Countries.

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction
Author: K. Cooper,E. Short
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2012-10-29
ISBN: 1137283386
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fiction Book Excerpt:

From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history.

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema
Author: Pisters Patricia Pisters
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1474466982
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Blood in Contemporary Cinema Book Excerpt:

Since the turn of the millennium, a growing number of female filmmakers have appropriated the aesthetics of horror for their films. In this book, Patricia Pisters investigates contemporary women directors such as Ngozi Onwurah, Claire Denis, Lucile Hadzihalilovic and Ana Lily Amirpour, who put 'a poetics of horror' to new use in their work, expanding the range of gendered and racialised perspectives in the horror genre. Exploring themes such as rage, trauma, sexuality, family ties and politics, New Blood in Contemporary Cinema takes on avenging women, bloody vampires, lustful witches, scary mothers, terrifying offspring and female Frankensteins. By following a red trail of blood, the book illuminates a new generation of women directors who have enlarged the general scope and stretched the emotional spectrum of the genre.

The Political in Margaret Atwood s Fiction

The Political in Margaret Atwood s Fiction
Author: Professor Theodore F Sheckels
Publsiher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN: 1409456234
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Political in Margaret Atwood s Fiction Book Excerpt:

Suggesting that politics and power are at the center of Margaret Atwood's fiction, Theodore F. Sheckels examines Atwood's novels from The Edible Woman to The Year of the Flood. Whether her treatment is explicit as in Bodily Harm and The Handmaid's Tale or by means of an exploration of interiority as in Cat's Eye and The Robber Bride, Atwood's persistent concern is with how the empowered act towards those who are constrained within the political, economic and social institutions that facilitate power dynamics. Sheckels identifies an increasing sophistication in Atwood's exposition of power over time that is revealed in the later novels' engagement with social class, postcolonialism, and a globalism that merges science and commerce as issues relevant to politics and power. Acknowledging that Atwood is not a political theorist but a novelist, Sheckels does not suggest that her work should be viewed as political commentary but rather as a creative treatment of the laudable but ultimately only partially successful ways in which women and other groups resist the constraints placed on them by institutionalized oppression.

A Love of Reading The Second Collection

A Love of Reading  The Second Collection
Author: Robert Adams
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-07-09
ISBN: 1551994488
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Love of Reading The Second Collection Book Excerpt:

Fourteen brilliant new reviews from the author of A Love of Reading. Passionate, thought provoking, and witty. A Love of Reading, the Second Collection contains 14 new reviews of modern classics from a discriminating, highly entertaining, and prodigiously well-read guide. In a stimulating selection, ranging from Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace to Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and from Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain to Sheri Holman’s The Dress Lodger, popular literary critic Robert Adams skilfully interweaves a nimble and enlightening discussion of plot, theme, and characterization with fascinating historical, biographical, and literary context. Adams is repeatedly drawn to the spectacle of less-than-perfect humans making their way in a hostile world, and as a result his reviews are a hugely satisfying mix of rich pathos and abundant humour. In the words of the Calgary Herald, they are “a bibliophile’s dream.”


Author: Marlene Goldman
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0773539506
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

DisPossession Book Excerpt:

Much of Canada's contemporary fiction displays an eerie fascination with the supernatural. In DisPossession, Marlene Goldman investigates the links between spectral motifs and the social and historical influences that have shaped Canada. Incorporating both psychoanalytic and non-traditional methods of literary analysis, Goldman explores the ways in which spectral fictions are an expression of definitive Canadian experiences such as the clashes between invading settler and indigenous populations, the losses incurred by immigration and diaspora, and the alienation of the female body. In so doing, Goldman unearths some of the "ghosts" of Canadian society itself - old tensions and injustices that continue to haunt ethnic and gender relations. An important contribution to the discussion of the challenges posed by the Gothic to dominant literary, political, and social narratives, DisPossession asserts that Canadian spectral fictions have the power to alter accepted versions of Canadian history by invoking and troubling the process of generating collective memories.