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There is so much silence between the wordsAn Overview of Works Styles and Themes Margaret Atwood has written a great number of novels and other forms of literature Themajor press editions are as follows1970 The Journals of Susanna Moodie1987 Selected Poems II Poems Selected and New 1976-19861969 The Edible Woman1985 The Handmaids Tale1972 Surfacing1988 Cats Eye1976 Lady Oracle1993 The Robber Bride1979 Life Before Man1996 Alias Grace1995 Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut1972 Survival A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature1977 Days of the Rebels 1815-18401982 Second Words Selected Critical Prose1995 Strange Things The Malevolent North in Canadian Literature1982 The New Oxford Book of Canadian Verse in English1986 The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English1989 The Best American Short Stories1995 The New Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in EnglishAlthough many have used Margaret Atwoods style of writing poetry not one has yet tocompete with her words Typically Margaret sticks to formal style of poetry usingoriginal text with separated stanzas Margarets stlye of writing gives an overwhelmingeffect to the reader moreover her style of writing adjusts to the theme of the particularThe essential features of Atwoods fictions and poetry has been described as a search fora personal and national identity Survival is a central theme throughout her works as isMargaret Atwood was born in Ottawa Ontario on November 18 1939 Because herfather was a forest entomologist Atwood spent most of her childhood living in theCanadian Wilderness During the eight months of each year that her father did insectresearch in the forest the Atwood family lived in a cabin with a wood stove and severalkerosene lanterns There were bears and wolves and moose and loons qtd in AuthorWhile this lifestyle was exciting she did not have most modern conviences andtechnology To entertain herself Atwood read books They became her only means forentertainment and escape I read them all even when they werent supposed to be forchildren qtd in Author Profile During this childhood of reading
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