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The Edible Woman

Atwood, Margaret, 1939- (Paperback - 1998)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat. First meat. Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything! Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten. Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels...consumed. A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.
Ever since her engagement, the strangest thing has been happening to Marian McAlpin: she can't eat.  First meat.  Then eggs, vegetables, cake, pumpkin seeds--everything!  Worse yet, she has the crazy feeling that she's being eaten.  Marian ought to feel consumed with passion, but she really just feels...consumed.  A brilliant and powerful work rich in irony and metaphor, The Edible Woman is an unforgettable masterpiece by a true master of contemporary literary fiction.

Baker & Taylor
A humorous, ironic, disturbing, and parabolic novel features a woman who, after her engagement to be wed, first loses her appetite and then becomes obsessed with the idea that she herself is being eaten.

Baker
& Taylor

A humorous, ironic, disturbing, and parabolic novel features a woman who, after her engagement to be wed, first loses her appetite and then becomes obsessed with the idea that she herself is being eaten. Reissue.

Authors: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-
Statement of Responsibility: Margaret Atwood
Title: The edible woman
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 1998, c1969
Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 21 cm.
LCCN: 97047184
ISBN: 9780385491068
0385491069
Branch Call Number: FIC A
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Aug 24, 2012
  • meldaravaniel rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I keep expecting there to be some element of fantasy throughout this book, but there never is. It's a strange take on relationships, marriage, engagement and how people change as their titles do. Pretty good.

Atwood wrote about eating disorders before anyone talked about eating disorders. Still think about the egg thing whenever I eat a boiled egg.

Oct 01, 2011
  • vcc rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Atwood's first novel was not overly exciting and I did not feel compelled to finish the book, even halfway through.

Dec 16, 2009
  • oliviay rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book.

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