"A powerfully and brilliantly crafted novel, Bodily Harm is the story of Rennie Wilford, a young journalist whose life has begun to shatter around the edges. Rennie flies to the Caribbean to recuperate, and on the tiny island of St. Antoine she is confronted by a world where her rules for survival no longer apply. By turns comic, satiric, relentless, and terrifying, Margaret Atwood's Bodily Harm is ultimately an exploration of the lust for power, both sexual and political, and the need for compassion that goes beyond what we ordinarily mean by love." —The Publisher.
Excerpts from Bodily Harm
Excerpt - Amazon.com
New York Times Review, 1982
Essays on Bodily Harm
In Pursuit of the Faceless Stranger: Depths and Surfaces in Bodily Harm - David Lucking
Turning Life into Popular Art: Bodily Harm's Life Tourist - Sharon R. Wilson
Surviving Women: A Study of Margaret Atwood's Protagonists - Master's Thesis, Kelly S. Reese
Women's Vulnerability in Bodily Harm - Emeraude Antille
The treatment of the female protagonists in Bodily Harm and The Handmaid's Tale - Justine
Study Guides and Miscellaneous Resources
Reader's Companion to Life Before Man - Books@Random
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Margaret Atwood has gone on to become not just
a major Canadian Writer, and a woman writer (whom some would call a Feminist Writer),
but an award-winning author of English literature. Her works include novels,
short stories, poetry, etc.