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The Best Non-Fiction of 2011
23 Feb 2012 // 3:00 PM
Books have a long shelf-life. A loved book may outlast its original owner by a generation – or more -- if well cared for. With that in mind, we recall our best loved books of 2011 here, well into 2012. Better late than never...
PopMatters Picks: The Best of Books 2009: Fiction
20 Jan 2010 // 3:00 PM
More than half of the titles in this year’s selections offer grim portraits of the human condition, some with more wit and optimism than others, and a surprising number of legendary authors complete the portraiture and theme.
The Handmaid's Tale: Not So Sci-fi
23 Sep 2009 // 4:00 PM
The terrifying, 'it could happen today' message of this story is best told in the Atwood's book, rather than the film version.
Margaret Atwood's Latest, 'The Heart Goes Last', Takes Us Back to Our Future Dystopia
15 Sep 2015 // 1:30 AM
True love ultimately endures in The Heart Goes Last, but so do the real terrors ever-present in Atwood's novels.
'In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination': Atwood Finds the Connection Between Wells & Orwell
8 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM
Childhood reading, the emphasis upon obscure texts, and searching out forgotten and under-appreciated works form Margaret Atwood-the-novelist’s DNA.