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Margaret Atwood discusses her poetry and her novel, "Surfacing"

BROADCAST: Jan. 28, 1976 | DURATION: 00:54:00

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Synopsis

Canadian poet and novelist Margaret Atwood discusses her poetry and her first novel, “Surfacing,” focusing on the novel’s symbolism and the themes of nature, religion and memory. She compares life, attitudes, and politics in Canada with those of the United States. Readings of Atwood’s work include, “At the Tourist Center in Boston,” “The Animals in that Country,” “It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers,” “Interview with a Tourist,” “Song of the Worms,” “Late August,” and other excepts from her poetry collections, “Power Politics,” “Procedures for Underground,” and "You are Happy," as well as her novel, “Surfacing.”