CBC Book Club: Vintage 1985 Margaret Atwood talking about The Handmaid’s Tale

September 20, 2010
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CBC Book Club Audio PodcastI was griping about Margaret Atwood recently, thinking, griping, thinking, then I spotted this vintage Margaret Atwood interview (she’s talking about The Handmaid’s Tale) in the CBC Book Club podcast:

“Celebrating books made into films, takes us to Margaret Atwood’s 1985 interview with Peter Gzowski on CBC’s Morningside about her book, The Handmaid’s Tale. It has since been adapted into film, stage, radio and an opera. Talk about multi-tasking!”

I figured, maybe it is just the modern 2010 Margaret Atwood whose utterances so utterly discommode my corpus collosum. Maybe the Margaret Atwood from 25 years ago wasn’t so bloody annoying?

Nope.

And while it is an interesting discussion, I must take umbrage with the Gzowski/Atwood contention that 1984, Brave New World and A Clockwork Orange are not Science Fiction. Damn you Atwood in all your ages!

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Posted by Jesse Willis

P.S. You know who isn’t annoying? J. Michael Straczynski.

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