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Good Bones
Good Bones
" In this collection of miscellaneous writings by Margaret Atwood, Gertrude tells what really happened in "Hamlet", an ugly sister and a wicked stepmother put in a good word for themselves, and a reincarnated bat explains how Bram Stoker got "Dracula" hopelessly wrong. "  —The Publisher.

Short Fiction
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Short Stories in this Collection:
  • "Bad News" — (Read Story)
  • "There Was Once" — (Read Story)
  • "The Female Body" — (Quote; Excerpt)
  • "Making a Man"
  • "Men at Sea"
  • "Hardball"
  • "An Angel"
  • "Third Handed"
  • "We Want It All" — (Read Story)
  • "The Little Red Hen Tells All" — (Read Story)
  • "Unpopular Gals" — (Read Story)
  • "In Love with Raymond Chandler" — (Read Story)
  • "Epaulettes"
  • "Alien Territory" — (Quote)
  • "My Life as a Bat" — (Excerpt)
  • "Poppies: Three Variations"
  • "Death Scenes"
  • "Dance of the Lepers"
  • "Gertrude Talks Back" — (Read Story)
  • "Let Us Now Praise Stupid Women"
  • "Stump Hunting"
  • "Cold-Blooded"
  • "Adventure Story"
  • "Theology"
  • "Homelanding" — (Excerpts)
  • "Four Small Paragraphs"
  • "Good Bones"

Excerpts from Good Bones
Excerpt: "Bad News" -
Excerpt: "There Was Once - Mississippi Review
Excerpt: "Unpopular Gals" - Mississippi Review
Excerpt: "We Want It All" - GeoCities
Excerpt: "The Little Red Hen Tells All" - Dr. B. Freeman
Excerpt: "In Love with Raymond Chandler" - NPR
Excerpt: "Gertrude Talks Back" - UGA

Book Reviews
Eye Weekly Review, 1992

Essays on Good Bones
Rewriting Canonical Portrayals of Women: Gertrude Talks Back - Pilar Cuder Dominguez
Margaret Atwood's Textual Assassinations - Sharon R. Wilson [.pdf]

Study Guides and Miscellaneous Resources
Discussion questions for "Gertrude Talks Back" - Cappelen

Gertrude karsilik veriyor: Turkish Translation of "Gertrude Talks Back" - Berna Saribas

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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.