Secrets, Power, and Identity: A Feminist Study of Two Novels by Margaret Atwood

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Holschuh, Michele
American Literature
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A feminist study of two novels by Margaret Atwood is a study of The Edible Woman and Lady Oracle. Through a close reading of these two novels, the author develops a feminist theoretical stance to reflect upon the novels and upon the culture in which they were produced. Particular attention is paid to issues of visibility, secrecy, vulnerability, and identity. This analysis is supported through the application of literary theory by authors such as Foucault, Baudrillard, Cixous, Suleiman, and Irigaray.