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Author: Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0887845797
Language: English
Pages: 62 pages
Category: Poetry
Publisher: House of Anansi Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 1996)
Rating: 4.6
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Twenty-five years after its first publication, Margaret Atwood's verses still retain their power - her imagery still startles and disturbs; her insights are still relevant.

Only 4 left in stock (more on the way). Twenty-five years after its first publication, Margaret Atwood's verses still retain their power - her imagery still startles and disturbs; her insights are still relevant. As Sharon Thesen has written, Power Politics is "astonishing, notorious, a classic. Atwood is better-known as the author of The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, and Blind Assassin. Though I admire her prose, if I had to choose, I would pick the poetry.

Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and man. It still startles, and is just as iconoclastic as ever. These poems occupy all at once the intimate, the political, and the mythic. Here Atwood makes us realize that we may think our own personal dichotomies are unique, but really they are multiple, universal. Clear, d. Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and man.

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Read Margaret Atwood best poems. Atwood is a canadian poet and writer. She is best known for her work as a novelist while she has published fifteen books of poetry. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have been interests of hers from an early age. Here is a list of her most popular poetry works. Browse all poems and texts published on Margaret Atwood. Margaret Atwood Poems.

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Power Politics is a book of poetry by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, published in 1971. It contains her famous simile: The violent surprise of this poem is typical of Atwood’s imagery. Gender is a crucial theme in Power Politics. The collection was often dismissed as a poetic version of Women's Lib although Atwood herself rejected the notion that the Women's Movement influenced the conception of Power Politics.

Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and ma. Power Politics: Poems (A List). Thirty years later it still startles, and i. .

These poems occupy all at once the intimate, the political, and the mythic. Clear, direct, wry, unrelenting - Atwood's poetic powers are honed to perfection in this important early work.

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Margaret Atwood's Power Politics first appeared in 1971, startling its audience with its vital dance of woman and man. Thirty years later it still startles, and is just as iconoclastic as ever. These poems occupy all at once the intimate, the political, and the mythic. Here Atwood makes us realize that we may think our own personal dichotomies are unique, but really they are multiple and universal. Clear, direct, wry, unrelenting —Atwood's poetic powers are honed to perfection in this important early work.
Comments (5)
Folsa
I was led to Margaret Atwood's poetry by Louise Penny, the mystery author. She mentioned in an interview how it inspires her. And it
is truly wonderful. Very accessible for those who, like me, haven't read poetry for a long time but reminds me why I should. It captures the essence of a moment, of a life, seemingly so effortlessly. Beautiful. And tough. Like life.
Yadon
Didn't think I'd missed any of Margaret Atwood's poems, but this quick read was new to me. Really good stuff.
Bort
The idea of poetry written about intimacy may make some readers shudder. One might think it is even a cliché, but no matter who the objective logical thinker is, they are forced to admit there's a tiny part of them who has lived and breathed a relationship of power struggle, one that might have had them seizing and submitting to the core of their innermost thoughts. Love that has left them in doubt and strengthened the self in ways that only passion can accomplish.
As Atwood writes, "....and there isn't anything I want to do about the fact that you are unhappy and sick, you aren't sick and unhappy, only alive and stuck with it." She opens up to her readers those personal witticisms we have thought towards are own "unhappy relationships" while throwing in insightful humor and wild imagery, breaking the rules of all poets with her fascinating rhythms and adjectives. If you are missing this collection of poetry from your Atwood repertoire, you are missing the heart of Margaret, her furious meticulousness and unlikely metaphors aimed into the bloodied heart of an adoration and boredom for her unlikely male worshipper. This book is an absolute must read, must own and an altogether pleasure to read.
"I raise the magic fork over the plate of beef fried rice, and plunge it into your heart." - from "They Eat Out" (Power Politics)
Mikarr
"you fit into me
like a hook into an eye

a fish hook
an open eye"

Twenty-five years after its first publication, Margaret Atwood's verses still retain their power -- her imagery still startles and disturbs; her insights are still relevant. As Sharon Thesen has written, Power Politics is "astonishing, notorious, a classic."

Atwood is better-known as the Booker-Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale, Cat's Eye, and Blind Assassin. Though I admire her prose, if I had to choose, I would pick the poetry. It has always seemed more immediate, more personal than her novels and short stories, while still thoughtfully composed and within Atwood's glacial tonal range. As with her prose, Atwood delights the reader with her dry wit and elegant irony, even while maintaining her cool veneer of detachment.
NiceOne
I love Atwood's work, and this is one of my favorite collections. Power Politics shows how the power struggle between both woman and man can lead to a destructive path.