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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC, O.Ont, FRSC is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. While she is best known for her work as a novelist, she is also a poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have been interests of hers from an early age. Atwood has published short stories in Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper's, CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, and many other magazines. She has also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.. poet novelist essayist


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Quote Left They talked of love, naturally, though that did not keep them busy forever. Quote Right
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Quote Left I've never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It's probably because they have forgotten their own. Quote Right
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Quote Left Another belief of mine that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise. Quote Right
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Quote Left Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful; the secret depths of human nature, the sordid physicalities, might overwhelm or damage them. For instance, men often faint at the sight of their own blood, to which they are not accustomed. For this reason you should never stand behind one in the line at the Red Cross donor clinic. Quote Right
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Quote Left Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself. Quote Right
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