Late Night Library

Margaret Atwood – Surfacing

Late Night Love Affair, hosted by Sarah Marshall and Candace Opper

This month Sarah and Candace discuss Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing. Topics include: The Bell Jar, remorse and femininity, Gone Girl, cold heroines, putting on your face, the embarrassment of being an American, bilingual borderlands, war paint, and the impossibility of womanhood.

The American wilderness seems like an English speaking wilderness…I think there’s this anxiety we feel when we think about nature also belonging to French or Spanish or Tagalog.

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Candace Opper and Sarah Marshall met in the MFA creative writing program at Portland State. They share a love of slasher films, George C. Scott, conspiracy theory, Stephen King, VCRs, air-popped popcorn, Jurassic Park, and discussing over coffee their obsessions with suicide and serial killers, respectively.


All music for Late Night Love Affair courtesy of the very talented Josh Bleeks, who you won’t find on the internet. Josh lives in Chicago where he writes and records music, and edits audio for Late Night Library.

Posted on: January 8, 2015 · Homepage, Late Night Love Affair, Podcasts ·

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