Author Love of the Day · Margaret Atwood · The Man from Mars

thAtwood Be Great

My ProCrasstheNation “Author Love of the Day” goes out to Margaret Atwood.

Most folks are likely familiar with her dystopian novel, “The Handmaid’s Tale.” However, it was a recent reading of her short story, “The Man from Mars,” that reminded me of her adept skill at hooking readers into uncomfortable situations and lending us some insights about the vagaries of life. This story is especially relevant to current readers because it challenges us to an honest self-examination of the prejudices and xenophobia that have permeated our lives as we navigate the social institutions that detract from the cultural experiences that many immigrants face as they try to maintain their cultural identity while trying to assimilate into a new community.

Well known for her takes on feminism as articulated in her work, Atwood is a wonderful read, and is a fine addition to the pantheon of  modern fiction authors.

Give her your undivided attention, you won’t be disappointed.

One thought on “thAtwood Be Great

  1. Damn, you are such a good writer, no, a great writer. When in doubt please trust and believe people will first if not already for your words and the way you have reason things. I think I’m in the minority and that I haven’t heard of this writer. And if I have I do not remember. In any case I will be checking her out immediately because it sounds like her work is exactly what I love to read. It also sounds like it’ll help me through my writing conflict right now. Another great post!

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