Lady Oracle | Critical Essay by Marilyn Patton

This literature criticism consists of approximately 21 pages of analysis & critique of Lady Oracle.
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SOURCE: "'Lady Oracle': The Politics of the Body," in Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, Vol. 22, No. 4, October, 1991, pp. 29-48.

In the following essay, Patton analyzes Atwood's use of goddess mythology in Lady Oracle.

      I search instead for the others
      the ones left over,
      the ones who have escaped from these
      mythologies with barely their lives

Margaret Atwood wrote these words as if they were spoken by the Circe persona in the "Circe/Mud Poems" section of her book of poetry called You Are Happy. Atwood's career as poet, storyteller, and critic has been a coming...

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