From the archive: ‘People think i am frightening, nevertheless they’re effortlessly frightened’ – Margaret Atwood

From the archive: ‘People think i am frightening, nevertheless they’re effortlessly frightened’ – Margaret Atwood

Joint-Booker Prize champion Margaret Atwood addresses misconceptions about by herself and analyzes growing up in rural Canada within the 1950s, in this meeting with Barry Egan, initially posted in 2006 june

Are you experiencing dependants? Margaret Atwood employs her trenchant gaze she gives the question considerable thought on me as. She has a deep breathing before triggering on an answer which will endure five full minutes and which just she may have built.

“through the years, i have had the annotated following: three kids – of whom two are stepchildren plus one is biological; i’ve two grandchildren by among the stepchildren; in addition we have actually had nine kitties, two dogs, two horses, cows, sheep, peacocks, a turtle, geese, ducks, chickens… am we anything that is missing? “

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There is certainly a pause that is pinteresque.

“Oh, a mouse! ” she shrieks.

It had been allowed to be an animal mouse, she adds, however it was not really satisfactory.

Certainly one of her cats, she continues, is pretty smart. Evidently her moggy that is einstein-brained practice “symbolic” reasoning.

“as an example, the door that is front here inside our home and also you couldn’t notice it through the the main kitchen area where we are. If he went and miaowed in front home, you wouldn’t see or hear him. We kept the food behind the door and then we would open the door so he would come into the kitchen and scratch at the place where. Continue reading “From the archive: ‘People think i am frightening, nevertheless they’re effortlessly frightened’ – Margaret Atwood”