Recensie: The tent

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Auteur: Margaret Atwood
Titel: The tent
Genre: Korte verhalen, literair, fictie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2006
ISBN: 9780385516686
Aantal pagina’s: 159
Gelezen: September 2017
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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.
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Review: The heart goes last

24388326 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
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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.

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Review: The handmaid’s Tale

The Handmaid's Tale Auteur: Margaret Atwood
Titel: The handmaid’s tale
Genre: Literatuur, dystopie
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 1985
ISBN: 9780385490818
Aantal bladzijden: 311
Gelezen: Mei 2015
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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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