...full of utterly enjoyable, immensely readable, and devastatingly clever nuggets... (Canadian Literature
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Moving Targets is an essential collection for Atwood fans everywhere.
Atwood is a Booker and Giller Prize laureate and an international bestselling author; when she writes about world renowned authors such as John Updike, Italo Calvino, Marian Engel, Toni Morrison, Mordecai Richler, Elmore Leonard, and Ursula Le Guin as she does here, she is writing about her peers.
But the most precious treasure of this collection is that it gives us the rich back-story and diverse range of influences on Atwood's work: from the aunts who encouraged her nascent writing career to the influence of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-four on The Handmaid's Tale, we trace the movement of a fertile and curious mind in action over the years.
Atwood's controversial political pieces, "Napoleoon's Two Biggest Mistakes" and "Letter to America" -- both not-so-veiled warnings about the repercussions of the war in Iraq -- also appear here, alongside pieces that exhibit her active concern for the environment, the North, and the future of the human race.