La Servante Carlate

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Robert Laffont
ISBN: 9782221103760
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La servante écarlate, c'est Defred, une entreprise de salubrité publique à elle seule. En ces temps de dénatalité galopante, elle doit mettre au service de la république de Gilead, récemment fondée par des fanatiques religieux, son attribut le plus précieux : sa matrice. Vêtue d'écarlate, à l'exception des voiles blancs de sa cornette, elle accomplit sa tâche comme une somnambule. Doit-elle céder à la révolte, tenter de tromper le système ? Le soir, Defred regagne sa chambre à l'austérité monacale. Elle songe au temps où les femmes avaient le droit de lire, d'échanger des confidences, de dépenser de l'argent, d'avoir un travail, un nom, des amants... C'était le temps où l'amour était au centre de tout. L'amour, cette chose si douce aujourd'hui punie de mort... Œuvre majeure, La Servante écarlate n'est pas sans rappeler 1984 d'Orwell. Mais, au-delà de cette magistrale création d'un monde, c'est la question du rôle et de l'avenir des femmes que pose, avec force, ce roman inoubliable.

Handmaid S Tale

Author: Nicola Onyett
Publisher: Hodder Education
ISBN: 9781471854101
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Exam Board: AQA A, AQA B, OCR, Edexcel Level: AS/A-level Subject: English literature First teaching: September 2015 First exams: Summer 2016 Enable students to achieve their best grade in AS/A-level English Literature with this year-round course companion; designed to instil in-depth textual understanding as students read, analyse and revise The Handmaid's Tale throughout the course. This Study and Revise guide: - Increases students' knowledge of The Handmaid's Tale as they progress through the detailed commentary and contextual information written by experienced teachers and examiners - Develops understanding of characterisation, themes, form, structure and language, equipping students with a rich bank of textual examples to enhance their coursework and exam responses - Builds critical and analytical skills through challenging, thought-provoking questions and tasks that encourage students to form their own personal responses to the text - Extends learning and prepares students for higher-level study by introducing critical viewpoints, comparative references to other literary works and suggestions for independent research - Helps students maximise their exam potential using clear explanations of the Assessment Objectives, sample student answers and examiner insights - Improves students' extended writing techniques through targeted advice on planning and structuring a successful essay

The Labrador Fiasco

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Pub.
ISBN: 9780747528890
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Lire Margaret Atwood

Author: Marta Dvořák
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 52.95 MB
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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.

Up In The Tree

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780747594178
Size: 53.18 MB
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Playful, whimsical and wry, this is a beautiful picture book with a simple message at its heart. It is also classic Margaret Atwood and a wonderful gift for any lover of her words. Written, illustrated and hand-lettered by Atwood, Up in the Tree was first published in 1978, and is the story of two children who make their home up in the branches of a tree, where they are free to do whatever they choose. But when the ladder they rely on to get back down again is destroyed, some of their freedom disappears, too. The children begin to wonder what they might be missing, down amongst the ground dwellers - until they have an ingenious idea, which helps them to decide what they really prefer, once and for all!

The Heart Goes Last

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349007306
Size: 58.62 MB
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Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of economic and social collapse. Living in their car, surviving on tips from Charmaine's job at a dive bar, they're increasingly vulnerable to roving gangs and in a rather desperate state. So when they see an advertisement for the Positron Project in the town of 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 this suburban paradise is give up their freedom every second month, swapping their home for a prison cell. At first, all is well. But slowly, unknown to the other, Stan and Charmaine develop a passionate obsession with their counterparts, the couple that occupy their home when they are in prison. Soon the pressures of conformity, mistrust, guilt and sexual desire take over, and Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.

The Handmaid S Tale

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Everymans Library
ISBN: 0307264602
Size: 26.90 MB
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A chilling look at the near future presents the story of Offred, a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead, once the United States, an oppressive world where women are no longer allowed to read and are valued only as long as they are viable for reproduction. 25,000 first printing.

Survival A Thematic Guide To Canadian Literature Large Print 16pt

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
ISBN: 9781459664807
Size: 34.91 MB
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When first published in 1972, "Survival" was considered the most startling book ever written about Canadian literature. Since then, it has continued to be read and taught, and it continues to shape the way Canadians look at themselves. Distinguished, provocative, and written in effervescent, compulsively readable prose, "Survival" is simultaneously a book of criticism, a manifesto, and a collection of personal and subversive remarks. Margaret Atwood begins by asking: ''What have been the central preoccupations of our poetry and fiction?'' Her answer is ''survival and victims.'' Atwood applies this thesis in twelve brilliant, witty, and impassioned chapters; from Moodie to MacLennan to Blais, from Pratt to Purdy to Gibson, she lights up familiar books in wholly new perspectives. This new edition features a foreword by the author.