Dancing Girls

Dancing Girls

And Other Stories

Book - 1999
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This splendid volume of short fiction testifies to Margaret Atwood's startlingly original voice, full of a rare intensity and exceptional intelligence. Each of the fourteen stories shimmers with feelings, each illuminates the interior landscape of a woman's mind. Here men and women still miscommunicate, still remain separate in different rooms. different houses, or even different worlds. With brilliant flashes of fantasy, humor, and unexpected violence, the stories reveal the complexities of human relationships and bring to life characters who touch us deeply, evoking terror and laughter, compassion and recognition--and dramatically demonstrate why Margaret Atwood is one on the most important writers in English today.
Publisher: Toronto : Seal, 1999.
ISBN: 9780770428297
Branch Call Number: Atwoo
Characteristics: 289 pages ; 18 cm


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Sep 10, 2017

The short story "The Resplendent Quetzal" was recently translated into Spanish by Alberto Manguel and published in Mexico in a compilation of stories about Mexico written by non-Mexicans. Atwood's husband, Graeme Gibson, has a story in the same collection. His is entitled "Pancho Villa's Head" in its original Canadian incarnation.

Dec 11, 2009

A nice set of short stories, though some of the themes were repeated.

Dec 04, 2009

I like Atwood's short stories even more than her novels. My personal favourite is in this collection, called "The War in the Bathroom". Second best would have to be "The Resplendent Quetzl"

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