August 15, 2013

The Robber Bride - August 26, 2013

We'll meet August 26 to discuss The Robber Bride by Margaret Atwood. Location is TBD.

Supplemental materials:

  • Reading Matters review, including a couple questions for discussion:  1) Is Zenia a vampire? and 2) Was she a mean-spirited tart intent on stealing husbands, or an angel in disguise rescuing her female friends from the men that would destroy them?
  • Literary Transgressions discussion questions
  • Reading Group Guides discussion questions
  • Wikipedia entry for The Robber Bridegroom fairy tale.  Notes that Atwood's version contains a number of references to fairy tales and folklore.
  • Random House Resources collection of resources about this book - has a translation of the Brothers Grimm version of The Robber Bridegroom AND Margaret Atwood's poem, The Robber Bridegroom
  • NYTimes review
  • The Independent review
  • Reconnecting with the Past: Personal Hauntings in Atwoods' The Robber Bride, Donna Bontatibus
  • Luminarium web page for The Robber Bride, with links to all kinds of supplemental materials
  • Bull Calf review
  • Guardian interview with Atwood, in which she speaks about duality in fiction
  • NYTimes interview with Atwood about The Robber Bride

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