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On the Rise: Margaret Atwood and CanLit (Chapter 13 of Margaret Atwood: a Biography)

By Nathalie Cooke


Chapter 13: ATWOOD AND POLK LEFT EDMONTON in 1970 and travelled toEngland. They left behind a country that had moved beyond thenationalist euphoria inspired by Expo "67 and was now movinginto a darker phase. The year the young couple would spendacross the pond was the year Prime Minister Pierre Trudeauwould invoke the War Measures Act in response to the violencearising from the FLQ crisis in Quebec. The FLQ, or Front deLiberation du Quebec, a grassroots terrorist organization dedicated to securing Quebec independence, was planting bombs in Montreal and had kidnapped and murdered a cabinet minister. [...

Topics: Atwood, Margaret, 1939-, Women authors, Canadian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Publisher: McGill University
Year: 2017
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