Recommended Reading: Hag-Seed

Hag-Seed is Margaret Atwood's contribution to the Hogarth Shakespeare series, which are retellings of Shakespeare plays set in contemporary times. (Previously, I read The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterston, also in this series.) Atwood takes on one of my favorite Shakespeare plays, The Tempest, locating it in the world of small-time Canadian politics. Felix … Continue reading Recommended Reading: Hag-Seed

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Recommended Reading: The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

The Gap of Time  by Jeanette Winterson is a retelling of Shakespeare's A Winter's Tale, part of a series of contemporary retellings of Shakespeare by literary authors. Winterson just rolls with the absurdity of her source material, inserting a completely appropriate sense of magical realism into the contemporary time and setting by employing a series of fairy tale-esque … Continue reading Recommended Reading: The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson