Monday, June 14, 2010

Margaret Atwood

A few questions Margaret Atwood asked herself because literary journalists don't:

Why are you such a pushover for everyone who wants you to do stuff for them?

I was the child who refused to eat her Easter rabbit-shaped cookie because I wanted to talk to it. I should just have learned early to bite the heads off quick. Otherwise the rabbits start telling you their tales, and then it's game over.

Will you never learn?

Apparently not. I still seem to get into the merde, as a result of being too na├»ve. I think novelists are the people who don't really know what people are talking about much of the time. That's why they write novels – to try to find out.

Do you really go around in a corset, high heels, and a whip, subjugating men, as a 1989 cartoon depicted you?...[read on]
--Marshal Zeringue