Margaret Eleanor « Peggy » Atwood, née le à Ottawa, en Ontario, est une romancière, poétesse et critique littéraire canadienne. Elle est l'une des écrivaines canadiennes les plus connues, en particulier pour son roman La Servante écarlate (The Handmaid's Tale), publié en français en 1985, qui est adapté au cinéma sous le même titre par Volker Schlöndorff en 1990 et en série télévisée sous le titre The Handmaid's Tale : La Servante écarlate en 2017.
Faire surface (Surfacing, 1972)[modifier]
- (en) The Eskimo has fifty-two names for snow because it is important to them; there ought to be as many for love.
- (en) Surfacing, Margaret-Atwood (trad. Wikiquote), éd. McClelland and Stewart, 1972, p. 107
L'Odyssée de Pénélope (The Penelopiad, 2005)[modifier]
- (en) Hadn't I been faithful ? Hadn't I waited, and waited, and waited, despite the temptation - almost the compulsion - to do otherwise ? And what did I amount to, once the official legend gained ground ? An edifying legend. A stick used to beat other women with. Why couldn't they be as tolerate, as trustworthy, as all-suffering as I had been ? That was the line they took, the singers, the yarn-spinners. Don't follow my example, I want to scream in your ears - yes, yours! But when I try to scream, I sound like an owl.
- (en) The Penelopiad, Margaret-Atwood (trad. Wikiquote), éd. Canongate, coll. « The Canons », 2018, I. A low art, p. 2
- (en) I plunged in, and set up a Twitter account. My first problem was that there were already two Margaret Atwoods on Twitter, one of them with my picture. This grew; I gave commands; then all other Margaret Atwoods stopped together. I like to think they were sent to a nunnery, but in any case they disappeared. The Twitterpolice had got them. I felt a bit guilty.
- « Atwood in the Twittersphere », Margaret Atwood, The New York Review of Books, 29 mars 2010 (lire en ligne)
- (en) The #MeToo moment is a symptom of a broken legal system. All too frequently, women and other sexual-abuse complainants couldn't get a fair hearing through institutions – including corporate structures – so they used a new tool: the internet.