Auteur: Margaret Atwood Titel: Dearly Genre: Poëzie Taal: Engels Jaar: 2020 ISBN: 9780063032491 Aantal pagina’s: 124 Gelezen: November 2021 ♥♥♥♥
Omslagtekst: In Dearly, Margaret Atwood’s first collection of poetry in over a decade, Atwood addresses themes such as love, loss, the passage of time, the nature of nature and – zombies. Her new poetry is introspective and personal in tone, but wide-ranging in topic. In poem after poem, she casts her unique imagination and unyielding, observant eye over the landscape of a life carefully and intuitively lived.
While many are familiar with Margaret Atwood’s fiction—including her groundbreaking and bestselling novels The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments, Oryx and Crake, among others—she has, from the beginning of her career, been one of our most significant contemporary poets. And she is one of the very few writers equally accomplished in fiction and poetry. This collection is a stunning achievement that will be appreciated by fans of her novels and poetry readers alike.
Auteur: Margaret Atwood Titel: The tent Genre: Korte verhalen, literair, fictie Taal: Engels Jaar: 2006 ISBN: 9780385516686 Aantal pagina’s: 159 Gelezen: September 2017
Omslagtekst: One of the world’s most celebrated authors, Margaret Atwood has penned a collection of smart and entertaining fictional essays, in the genre of her popular books Good Bones and Murder in the Dark, punctuated with wonderful illustrations by the author. Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, these highly imaginative, vintage Atwoodian mini-fictions speak on a broad range of subjects, reflecting the times we live in with deadly accuracy and knife-edge precision.
In pieces ranging in length from a mere paragraph to several pages, Atwood gives a sly pep talk to the ambitious young; writes about the disconcerting experience of looking at old photos of ourselves; gives us Horatio’s real views on Hamlet; and examines the boons and banes of orphanhood. Bring Back Mom: An Invocation; explores what life was really like for the “perfect” homemakers of days gone by, and in The Animals Reject Their Names she runs history backward, with surprising results.
Chilling and witty, prescient and personal, delectable and tart, The Tent is vintage Atwood, enhanced by the author’s delightful drawings. Lees verder →
Hoi allemaal! Het is weer zondag, en dat betekent dat het tijd is voor een nieuwe Showcase Sunday. Omdat ik wat geld gekregen heb met kerst (en een gat in mijn hand heb), heb ik weer wat leuke boeken om jullie te laten zien!
Auteur: Margaret Atwood Titel: The heart goes last Genre: Literatuur, dystopie Taal: Engels Jaar: 2015 Uitgeverij: Nan A. Talese ISBN: 9780385540353 Aantal bladzijden: 308 Gelezen: Mei 2016
Omslagtekst: Living in their car, surviving on tips, Charmaine and Stan are in a desperate state. So, when they see an advertisement for Consilience, a ‘social experiment’ offering stable jobs and a home of their own, they sign up immediately. All they have to do in return for suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month – swapping their home for a prison cell. At first, all is well. But then, unknown to each other, Stan and Charmaine develop passionate obsessions with their ‘Alternates,’ the couple that occupy their house when they are in prison. Soon the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire begin to take over.
Auteur: Margaret Atwood Titel: The handmaid’s tale Genre: Literatuur, dystopie Taal: Engels Jaar: 1985 ISBN: 9780385490818 Aantal bladzijden: 311 Gelezen: Mei 2015
Achterkanttekst: Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant, because in an age of declining births, Offred and the other Handmaids are valued only if their ovaries are viable. Offred can remember the years before, when she lived and made love with her husband, Luke; when she played with and protected her daughter; when she had a job, money of her own, and access to knowledge. But all of that is gone now…
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