Books Like Murder in the Dark by Margaret Atwood | Suggested Reading

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Like all Atwood fiction, Murder in the Dark calls on various themes that are important to the author and are foregrounded in the female experience. Thus, it is no surprise that other works of fiction by Atwood deal with similar themes to those found in Murder in the Dark. To name but a few examples (in novel form): The Edible Woman reflects disillusionment with academia and rampant consumerism as well as the difficult relationships between men and women; The Robber Bride explores the problematic relationships that can exist among female friends; while The Handmaid's Tale outlines a distopic state where women have no legal rights and are used for reproductive purposes. Atwood has written a large collection of short stories which demonstrate similar irony and zeal: "Dancing Girls" (1977), "Bluebeard's Egg" (1983), and "Wilderness Tips" (1991), as well as collections of poems including Double Persephone (1961), The Circle Game (1966), The Animals in...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
Murder in the Dark from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
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