The Handmaid’s Tale: A Feminist ‘1984’

2020-01-15T08:45:20+00:00January 15th, 2020|LITERATURE|

A gripping suspense tale, The Handmaid’s Tale is an alle­gory of what results from a politics based on misogyny, racism, and anti-Semitism. What makes the novel so terri­fying is that Gilead both is and is not the world we know.

The Handmaid’s Tale – Review by Paul Gray [Time]

2020-01-15T09:12:09+00:00January 1st, 2020|LITERATURE|

Canadian Author Margaret Atwood's sixth novel will re­mind most readers of Nineteen Eighty-Four. That can hardly be helped. Any new fictional account of how things might go horribly wrong risks comparisons either with George Orwell's classic or with Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.

Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”: Echoes of Orwell

2020-01-17T12:34:23+00:00April 17th, 2019|LITERATURE|

Virtually from its appear­ance in 1985, Margaret Atwood’s futuristic novel The Handmaid's Tale has announced its indebtedness to George Orwell’s 1984. Orwell’s nightmarish future is written all over Atwood’s similarly near-future vision of the misogynist theocracy of Gilead.