Recycled book reading challenge: The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood

Posted: September 28, 2016 by vequinox in Literature

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Winner of the 2000 booker prize, this book was actually penned in the 60’s. This book was a welcome reprieve from the more serious books I’ve read so far for this challenge.

Penned in 1965, this book contains a surprising and refreshing amount of protofeminism, as there was no feminism in sight at the time when this book was written, yet it still contains within its pages a shining example of youthful feminine independent thought and abject terror of become another one of the married, baby toting masses. Although beautifully intertwined within the realms of the reality of work life / dating life of a 20 something in that time, this story carries in it remarkable similarities of some of the games still played today.

The main characters are:

  • Marian (protagonist): Works in a survey company. Never aimed for marriage, but finds herself engaged to Peter. Shortly after, her subconscious…

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  1. mliae says:

    Thank you for sharing :) This was a great book!

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