The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Coral Ann Howells,Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780582329188
ISBN 13: 0582329183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

Key Features: Study methods Introduction to the text Summaries with critical notes Themes and techniques Textual analysis of key passages Author biography Historical and literary background Modern and historical critical approaches Chronology Glossary of literary terms

A Tale for the Time Being

A Tale for the Time Being
Author: Ruth Ozeki
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2013-03-12
ISBN 10: 1101606258
ISBN 13: 9781101606254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tale for the Time Being Book Review:

A brilliant, unforgettable novel from bestselling author Ruth Ozeki, author of The Book of Form and Emptiness Finalist for the Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award “A time being is someone who lives in time, and that means you, and me, and every one of us who is, or was, or ever will be.” In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao first plans to document the life of her great grandmother, a Buddhist nun who’s lived more than a century. A diary is Nao’s only solace—and will touch lives in ways she can scarcely imagine. Across the Pacific, we meet Ruth, a novelist living on a remote island who discovers a collection of artifacts washed ashore in a Hello Kitty lunchbox—possibly debris from the devastating 2011 tsunami. As the mystery of its contents unfolds, Ruth is pulled into the past, into Nao’s drama and her unknown fate, and forward into her own future. Full of Ozeki’s signature humor and deeply engaged with the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction, quantum physics, history, and myth, A Tale for the Time Being is a brilliantly inventive, beguiling story of our shared humanity and the search for home.

The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-09-10
ISBN 10: 0771009429
ISBN 13: 9780771009426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testaments Book Review:

WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019

The Handmaid s Tale

The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9783125776920
ISBN 13: 3125776929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Lire Margaret Atwood

Lire Margaret Atwood
Author: Marta Dvorak
Publsiher: Rennes [France] : Presses universitaires de Rennes
Total Pages: 126
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105028802994
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lire Margaret Atwood Book Review:

Ce recueil bilingue consacré à l'écrivain canadien Margaret Atwood, reconnue comme l'une des figures dominantes de la littérature d'expression anglaise, contient l'intervention qu'elle a prononcée à Rennes en novembre 1998 sur son roman The Handmaid's Tale (La Servante écarlate) et sur le genre auquel il appartient. Le roman, inscrit aux programmes 1999 du CAPES et de l'Agrégation d'anglais, a été l'un des plus grands succès littéraires des années 80 aux Etats-Unis, au Canada et en Grande-Bretagne. Utopie, dystopie, satire, ou fiction spéculative, ce texte au scénario terrifiant s'inscrit à l'intérieur du courant postmoderne. Cet ouvrage rassemble des études du roman qui ont été présentées en décembre 1998 au Colloque Margaret Atwood organisé par le Centre d'Etudes Canadiennes de Rennes. Les auteurs analysent le texte sous différents éclairages : ils explorent les rapports entre littérature et société, politique et poétique, langage et organisation de la cité, et examinent les stratégies de détournement mises en œuvre. This bilingual collection devoted to Canadian writer Margaret Atwood, one of the best-known figures in the field of English language literature, contains the address that she pronounced in Rennes in November 1998 on her novel The Handmaid's Tale - one of the greatest literary successes of the 80's in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain - as well as on the genre to which it belongs. Whether it be a utopia, dystopia, satire, or else speculative fiction, the text with its terrifying scenario belongs to the postmodemist movement. This volume brings together studies of the novel that were presented in December 1998 at the Margaret Atwood Conference organised by die Centre d'Etudes Canadiennes of Rennes. The authors analyse the work from different perspectives - they explore the relationship between literature and society, politics and poetics, communication and community, and they study the strategies of resistance and displacement set up by the writer.

The Art and Making of The Handmaid s Tale

The Art and Making of The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Insight Editions,Andrea Robinson
Publsiher: Insight Editions
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 9781683836148
ISBN 13: 1683836146
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Making of The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

Explore the world of Gilead with this behind-the-scenes look at the Emmy Award–winning show The Handmaid’s Tale. The Handmaid’s Tale—the groundbreaking show produced by MGM Television, and based on Margaret Atwood’s best-selling novel—has drawn rave reviews and attention worldwide. Now, this comprehensive book details the process of bringing the story to the small screen with exclusive cast and crew interviews, backstage and set photography, concept art, costume design, and more. Delve deep into the world of the show’s dystopian future as interviews with the show’s cast and creators provide insight into the inspiration behind the characters, settings, and themes, as well as its parallels to the real-world political climate. Showcasing striking visuals and insightful commentary, The Art and Making of The Handmaid’s Tale is the definitive exploration of one of television’s most critically acclaimed shows.

Someone to Talk to

Someone to Talk to
Author: Mario Luis Small
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 0190661429
ISBN 13: 9780190661427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Someone to Talk to Book Review:

"In Someone To Talk To, Mario L. Small follows a group of graduate students as they cope with stress, overwork, self-doubt, failure, relationships, children, health care, and poverty. He unravels how they decide whom to turn to for support. and he then confirms his findings based on representative national data on adult Americans."--Jacket.

The Testaments

The Testaments
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Nan A. Talese
Total Pages: 419
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9780385543781
ISBN 13: 0385543786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Testaments Book Review:

In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred?

Reading the Novel in English 1950 2000

Reading the Novel in English 1950   2000
Author: Brian W. Shaffer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-02-09
ISBN 10: 1405148802
ISBN 13: 9781405148801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Novel in English 1950 2000 Book Review:

Written in clear, jargon-free prose, this introductory text charts the variety of novel writing in English in the second half of the twentieth century. An engaging introduction to the English-language novel from 1950-2000 (exclusive of the US). Provides students both with strategies for interpretation and with fresh readings of selected seminal texts. Maps out the most important contexts and concepts for understanding this fiction. Features readings of ten influential English-language novels including Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.

The roles of women in The Handmaid s Tale A comparison between the relevance of the novel then and the series now

The roles of women in  The Handmaid s Tale   A comparison between the relevance of the novel then and the series now
Author: Maike Surmund
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-02-27
ISBN 10: 3668886849
ISBN 13: 9783668886841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The roles of women in The Handmaid s Tale A comparison between the relevance of the novel then and the series now Book Review:

Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Freiburg, language: English, abstract: The aim of this thesis is to show that there is still a pressing relevance and a timely message behind the story of Margaret Atwood’s novel in regard to the roles of women. This relevance is especially connected with the gradual takeover of Gilead highlighted in the be- ginning and the unawareness of the people. The first chapter will provide a short insight into the story and the different categories of women presented in it. After that, the situation of women in the United States back in the 1980s shall be examined, in order to prove the topicality of the novel back then. In the next chapter, this thesis will move on to the series and take a look at the differences between the adaptation and the original. Having done so, the situation in the USA today will be taken into account. Thereby, it will be possible to show that the feminist background of The Handmaid’s Tale still meets with today’s society’s approval. Eventually, this paper will prove that The Handmaid’s Tale is still relevant today, as it has been in the 1980s, because it makes the reader aware of the subliminal fear of a possible backlash concerning women’s rights.

A Modest Proposal

A Modest Proposal
Author: Jonathan Swift
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Modest Proposal Book Review:

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burthen to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.

Oryx and Crake

Oryx and Crake
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 0307400840
ISBN 13: 9780307400840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oryx and Crake Book Review:

A stunning and provocative new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The Blind Assassin, winner of the Booker Prize. Margaret Atwood’s new novel is so utterly compelling, so prescient, so relevant, so terrifyingly-all-too-likely-to-be-true, that readers may find their view of the world forever changed after reading it. This is Margaret Atwood at the absolute peak of her powers. For readers of Oryx and Crake, nothing will ever look the same again. The narrator of Atwood's riveting novel calls himself Snowman. When the story opens, he is sleeping in a tree, wearing an old bedsheet, mourning the loss of his beloved Oryx and his best friend Crake, and slowly starving to death. He searches for supplies in a wasteland where insects proliferate and pigoons and wolvogs ravage the pleeblands, where ordinary people once lived, and the Compounds that sheltered the extraordinary. As he tries to piece together what has taken place, the narrative shifts to decades earlier. How did everything fall apart so quickly? Why is he left with nothing but his haunting memories? Alone except for the green-eyed Children of Crake, who think of him as a kind of monster, he explores the answers to these questions in the double journey he takes - into his own past, and back to Crake's high-tech bubble-dome, where the Paradice Project unfolded and the world came to grief. With breathtaking command of her shocking material, and with her customary sharp wit and dark humour, Atwood projects us into an outlandish yet wholly believable realm populated by characters who will continue to inhabit our dreams long after the last chapter.

Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Philadelphia : Chelsea House
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2004-01
ISBN 10: 9780791075692
ISBN 13: 0791075699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

A critical overview of the work features such contributors as Amin Malak, Jamie Dopp, Pamela Cooper, and Glenn Deer.

The Birth Dearth

The Birth Dearth
Author: Ben J. Wattenberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4382725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Reading Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Christina Dalcher s Vox in Dialogue

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum  Reading Margaret Atwood s  The Handmaid s Tale  and Christina Dalcher s  Vox  in Dialogue
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2020-07-08
ISBN 10: 334620037X
ISBN 13: 9783346200372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nolite te Bastardes Carborundorum Reading Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale and Christina Dalcher s Vox in Dialogue Book Review:

Master's Thesis from the year 2019 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Dortmund, language: English, abstract: Recently, and especially in 2017, when Donald Trump was inaugurated as President of the United States, Women’s Marches occurred all over the United States. In many of these marches, women used symbols from Margaret Atwood’s novel The Handmaid’s Tale, such as red cloaks and white bonnets (Hauser). ‘Nolite te bastardes carborundorum’ perhaps the most quoted phrase of The Handmaid’s Tale meaning ‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down’ became a feminist rallying cry during those women’s marches. The Handmaid’s Tale, which was written in 1985, regained popularity and relevance due to a rising political power of Christian fundamentalists, which led to attacks on women’s rights, particularly women’s reproductive rights (Armstrong). The Handmaid’s Tale made way for similar feminist novels exploring dystopian futures, such as Christina Dalcher’s Vox (LaMonica). Vox and The Handmaid’s Tale are both set in a dystopian future in which the U.S. has become a theocratic state. The women in Vox suffer by being limited to speak only one hundred words a day, while women in The Handmaid’s Tale are forced into circumscribed roles, for example the role of the Handmaid. These women are subject to ritualized rape. The society in The Handmaid’s Tale is reminiscent of societies in former human history, notably the Puritan society (Atwood Age of Trump) whereas the society in Vox is more futuristic and influenced by modern technologies, as this work will show. In this thesis, the patriarchal power structures of the dystopian societies in Vox and The Handmaid’s Tale will be analyzed by examining the sexual politics of patriarchal societies and state power as well as the use of language and punishment. I argue that both novels explore overt and subtle patriarchal structures, which have different impacts on the protagonists’ identities. The protagonists differ in their strategies of resistance and process their struggles differently. While Jean in Vox angrily holds on to her dominant and bold personality and is actively involved in the resistance against the Pure state, Offred is in pain and even numb and passively retreats to her memories and thoughts. Offred’s resistance is less politically motivated but rather anchored in her feelings on a personal level.

YNAL the Handmaid s Tale 2016

YNAL the Handmaid s Tale 2016
Author: Coral Ann Howells,Emma Page,Ali Cargill
Publsiher: York Notes
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016-07-22
ISBN 10: 9781292138183
ISBN 13: 1292138181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

YNAL the Handmaid s Tale 2016 Book Review:

Get everything you need to achieve your full potential at English Literature A Level or AS with York Notes Study Guides, now updated for Assessment Objectives 1 to 5.

Women s Issues in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Women s Issues in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale
Author: David Erik Nelson
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-10-26
ISBN 10: 0737764481
ISBN 13: 9780737764482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Issues in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

The Handmaid's Tale depicts a dystopian society in which a religious dictatorship assumes control of the United States, turning the country into the Republic of Gilead. In this new society, women are stripped of autonomy and often relegated to roles such as servant or childbearing maid. Since the book's publication in 1985, it has become a popular point of reference to guard against government interference in women's rights and issues. This informative edition takes a critical look at Atwood's life and writings, with a specific focus on key ideas related to The Handmaid's Tale. The book collects a series of essays pertaining to feminism, sexism, and religious fundamentalism, creating points of discussion for readers that are both modern and relevant. The text also discusses contemporary women's issues and presents perspectives on topics such as surrogacy, same-sex marriage, and modesty.

Lady Oracle

Lady Oracle
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN 10: 1451686862
ISBN 13: 9781451686869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lady Oracle Book Review:

From the author of the New York Times bestselling novels The Handmaid’s Tale—now an Emmy Award-winning Hulu original series—and Alias Grace, now a Netflix original series. Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time.

Burning Questions

Burning Questions
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publsiher: McClelland & Stewart
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN 10: 0771096410
ISBN 13: 9780771096419
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burning Questions Book Review:

From cultural icon Margaret Atwood comes a brilliant collection of essays--funny, erudite, endlessly curious, uncannily prescient--which seek answers to Burning Questions such as: Why do people everywhere, in all cultures, tell stories? How much of yourself can you give away without evaporating? How can we live on our planet? Is it true? And is it fair? What do zombies have to do with authoritarianism? In over fifty pieces Atwood aims her prodigious intellect and impish humour at the world, and reports back to us on what she finds. This roller-coaster period brought the end of history, a financial crash, the rise of Trump and a pandemic. From debt to tech, the climate crisis to freedom; from when to dispense advice to the young (answer: only when asked) to how to define granola, we have no better guide to the many and varied mysteries of our universe.

Language s influence on control and rebellion in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale

Language   s influence on control and rebellion in Margaret Atwood   s  The Handmaid   s Tale
Author: Ronja Thiede
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 20
Release: 2019-05-27
ISBN 10: 3668948348
ISBN 13: 9783668948341
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Language s influence on control and rebellion in Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, language: English, abstract: Overall, Atwood utilized Gilead’s oppressive manipulation of language in "The Handmaid’s Tale" to reveal the hierarchical dynamics of power in the theocratic state. Therefore, it is vital to determine in how far Gilead’s discourse is used to maintain the existing power structures, but also whether, and if so, in how far it is used to offer resistance against the state’s rigid hierarchy. Therefore, it will first be analyzed what Gilead’s social structure looks like, before the highly original thoughts of Pierre Bourdieu on the relations among language, power and politics will be introduced to facilitate a real understanding of the correlation of language and power. After that, a closer look at the concrete content of the novel and particular text passages will give an insight into how the Gileadean power structures are maintained through the use of language. Following this, it will then be analyzed how language also enables Gilead’s opponents, in general, but mainly, the novel’s first-person narrator Offred, in particular, to offer resistance. Therefore, it will first be described how the coexistence of two discourses can be a threat to the system, before it will be dealt with Offred’s main means of resistance: her storytelling.