Margaret Atwood - (1939 -) - Research Article from Gothic Literature

This encyclopedia article consists of approximately 54 pages of information about Margaret Atwood.
This section contains 16,015 words
(approx. 54 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Margaret Atwood - (1939 -) Encyclopedia Article

Margaret Atwood - (1939 -)

Biographical Information

Atwood was born in Ottawa and grew up in suburban Toronto. As a child she spent her summers at her family's cottage in the wilderness of northern Quebec, where her father, a forest entomologist, conducted research. She began to write while in high school, contributing poetry, short stories, and cartoons to the school newspaper. As an undergraduate at the University of Toronto, Atwood was influenced by critic Northrop Frye, who introduced her to the poetry of William Blake. Impressed with Blake's use of mythological imagery, Atwood wrote her first volume of poetry, Double Persephone, which was published in 1961. The following year Atwood completed her A.M. degree at Radcliffe College, Harvard University. She returned to Toronto in 1963, where she began collaborating with artist Charles Pachter, who designed and illustrated several volumes of her poetry. In 1964 Atwood moved to Vancouver, where...

(read more)

This section contains 16,015 words
(approx. 54 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Margaret Atwood - (1939 -) Encyclopedia Article
Copyrights
Gothic Literature
Margaret Atwood - (1939 -) from Gothic Literature. ©2008 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook