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  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • You are Happy
  • Margaret Atwood
  • English
  • 12 May 2018
  • 0060101644

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About the Author: Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood was born in in Ottawa and grew up in northern Ontario, Quebec, and Toronto She received her undergraduate degree from Victoria College at the University of Toronto and her master s degree from Radcliffe You are PDF/EPUB or CollegeThroughout her writing career, Margaret Atwood has received numerous awards and honourary degrees She is the author ofthan thirty five volumes of poetry, children s literature, fiction, and non fiction and is perhaps best known for her novels, which include The Edible Woman , The Handmaid s Tale , The Robber Bride , Alias Grace , and The Blind Assassin, which won the prestigious Booker Prize in Atwood s dystopic novel, Oryx and Crake, was published in The Tent mini fictions and Moral Disorder short stories both appeared in Her most recent volume of poetry, The Door, was published in Her non fiction book, Payback Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth in the Massey series, appeared in , and her most recent novel, The Year of the Flood, in the autumn of Ms Atwood s work has been published inthan forty languages, including Farsi, Japanese, Turkish, Finnish, Korean, Icelandic and Estonian In she co invented the Long Pen TMMargaret Atwood currently lives in Toronto with writer Graeme Gibson Associations Margaret Atwood was President of the Writers Union of Canada from May to May , and was President of International PEN Canadian Centre English Speaking from She and Graeme Gibson are the Joint Honourary Presidents of the Rare Bird Society within BirdLife International Ms Atwood is also a current Vice President of PEN International.


10 thoughts on “You are Happy

  1. says:

    If I abandoned a baby with nothing but this book and instructions to return to society a poet, I would have created a genius.Atwood s sense of motion and development of metaphor is astounding, magnificent, horrifying, the lucid and sparse descriptions, it s as if she said I want to show you where I live and at the end of the tour we went into her closet and ended up in my closet.

  2. says:

    Even her titles grab me You are Happy I mean, that puzzles me That s a poem I have to read right away And There is only One of Everything Someone liked the poems of this library copy I have enough to rip out the pages they liked, leaving me with a mystery how am I happy or who is happy I had to look it up online Oh, the other thing I like about Atwood, she uses Greek mythology a lot An example Siren SongThis is the one song everyonewould like to learn the songthat is irresistibl Even her titles grab me You are Happy I mean, that puzzles me That s a poem I have to read right away And There is only One of Everything Someone liked the poems of this library copy I have enough to rip out the pages they liked, leaving me with a mystery how am I happy or who is happy I had to look it up online Oh, the other thing I like about Atwood, she uses Greek mythology a lot An example Siren SongThis is the one song everyonewould like to learn the songthat is irresistible the song that forces mento leap overboard in squadronseven though they see the beached skullsthe song nobody knowsbecause anyone who has heard itis dead, and the others can t remember.Shall I tell you the secretand if I do, will you get meout of this bird suit I don t enjoy it heresquatting on this islandlooking picturesque and mythicalwith these two feathery maniacs,I don t enjoy singingthis trio, fatal and valuable.I will tell the secret to you,to you, only to you.Come closer This songis a cry for help Help me Only you, only you can,you are uniqueat last Alasit is a boring songbut it works every time.Margaret Atwood

  3. says:

    This book of poetry has become one of my favourites From the start I instantly understood I would love Atwood s poetry I haven t read any of her other fiction, but I surely will The poetry is both moving, sensual, sad, angry and at times even funny I love how she covers such vast topics, yet manages to make the book feel whole and interconnected Her Circe Mud Poems were delicious to the literary feminist in me, and everything else appealed to everything else in me, simply The language flow This book of poetry has become one of my favourites From the start I instantly understood I would love Atwood s poetry I haven t read any of her other fiction, but I surely will The poetry is both moving, sensual, sad, angry and at times even funny I love how she covers such vast topics, yet manages to make the book feel whole and interconnected Her Circe Mud Poems were delicious to the literary feminist in me, and everything else appealed to everything else in me, simply The language flows so easily, yet is complex and thought provoking The way she plays with line breaks and the meanings of words made me all giddy And then there is the tone of strength running through every one of the poems I loved several of the poems, and read them again and again Still two sticks out very clearly in my mind after finishing the book Song of the Fox and Late August The fox poem was so harsh and sad, it really crept under my skin It might be my personal favourite Late August was both endearing, sweet, warm and moving, and at the same time there s this current of sadness running beneath it Brilliance Marvellous poetry, no doubt about it

  4. says:

    Memory is not in the headonly It s midnight,you existed once, you existagain, my entire skinsensitive as an eye,imprint of youglowing against me,burnt out match in a dark room Memory, pg 11 The water turnsa long way down over the raw stone,ice crusts around itWe walk separately along the hill to the openbeach, unusedpicnic tables, windshoving the brown waves, erosion, gravelrasping on gravel.In the ditch a deercarcass, no head Birdrunning across the glaringroad against the low pink sun Memory is not in the headonly It s midnight,you existed once, you existagain, my entire skinsensitive as an eye,imprint of youglowing against me,burnt out match in a dark room Memory, pg 11 The water turnsa long way down over the raw stone,ice crusts around itWe walk separately along the hill to the openbeach, unusedpicnic tables, windshoving the brown waves, erosion, gravelrasping on gravel.In the ditch a deercarcass, no head Birdrunning across the glaringroad against the low pink sun.When you are thiscold you can think aboutnothing but the cold, the imageshitting into your eyeslike needles, crystals, you are happy You Are Happy, pg 28 This is the one song everyonewould like to learn the songthat is irresistible the song that forces meto leap overboard in squadronseven though they see the beached skullsthe song nobody knowsbecause anyone who has heard itis dead, and the others can t remember.Shall I tell you the secretand if I do, will you get meout of this bird suit I don t enjoy it heresquatting on this islandlooking picturesque and mythicalwith these two feathery maniacs,I don t enjoy singingthis trio, fatal and valuable.I will tell the secret to you,to you, only to you.Come closer This songis a cry for help Help me Only you, only you can,you are uniqueat last Alasit is a boring songbut it works every time Siren Song, pg 38 39 My face, my other facestretching over it likerubber, like flowers openingand closing, like rubber,like liquid steel,like steel Face of steel.Look at me and see your reflection from Circle Mud Poems, pg 56

  5. says:

    So much for the gods and theirstatic demands our demands, former demands, death patternsobscure as fragments of anarchaeology, these frescoeson a crumbling templewall we look at now and can scarcelypiece together historyis over, we take place in a season, an undividedspace, no necessitieshold us closed, distort us I lean behind you, mouth touchingyour spine, my arms around you, palm above the heart,your blood insistent under my hand, quick and mortal Pg 95

  6. says:

    The Circe poems are some of the most incredible things I ve ever read I come back to them every few years and read them obsessively, over and over, for a day or two A wonderful commentary on ancient epics, the power of story, the role of women in heroic tales, and so much .

  7. says:

    I feel a little embarrassed to admit that I didn t know that Atwood wrote poetry, but I m so glad that I now know it s truly something to behold Her poetry is absolutely wonder and stunning and amazing, and written in her very own Margaret Atwood way I slowly took the time to read her poems instead of accidentally speeding through like I usually do They re just absolutely stunning I suggest reading these alongside any of Dworkin s works, reading these on the metro, while you re eating, I feel a little embarrassed to admit that I didn t know that Atwood wrote poetry, but I m so glad that I now know it s truly something to behold Her poetry is absolutely wonder and stunning and amazing, and written in her very own Margaret Atwood way I slowly took the time to read her poems instead of accidentally speeding through like I usually do They re just absolutely stunning I suggest reading these alongside any of Dworkin s works, reading these on the metro, while you re eating, about to go to workactually, just read these doing absolutely anything These poems will linger with you long after you read them.Review cross listed here

  8. says:

    I feel vaguely discomfited reading Atwood, considering.Of this, I read the first half but some of the poems in the second half felt extremely familiar, especially within the Circle Mud poems section, so I skimmed those.

  9. says:

    Delightful poetry

  10. says:

    There s something very friendly and pleasing about these small poetry collections, the way they can be carried around and dipped into as one has a moment here and a moment there I quite enjoyed the structure of this It starts off with the ironic, sad You Are Happy section, full of poems of loss and endings and fights and similar negative emotions, then it moves on to the Songs of the Transformed, funny, joyful poems, then we move on to Circe Mud Poems, poems about the transformer Circe h There s something very friendly and pleasing about these small poetry collections, the way they can be carried around and dipped into as one has a moment here and a moment there I quite enjoyed the structure of this It starts off with the ironic, sad You Are Happy section, full of poems of loss and endings and fights and similar negative emotions, then it moves on to the Songs of the Transformed, funny, joyful poems, then we move on to Circe Mud Poems, poems about the transformer Circe herself, and her own reluctant transformation into a lover, and then finally There is Only One of Everything This last section touched me the most these seemed to be poems about mature, happy, settled relationships the young fighters have been transformed into contented lovers and I loved it

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