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Book The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set

Download or read book The Handmaid s Tale and the Testaments Box Set written by Margaret Atwood and published by . This book was released on 2020-11-03 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A box set of Margaret Atwood's bestselling companioned novels, The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments. In The Handmaid's Tale, environmental disasters and declining birthrates have led to a Second American Civil War and the rise of the Republic of Gilead, a totalitarian regime that enforces rigid social roles and enslaves the few remaining fertile women. Offred is one of these, a Handmaid bound to produce children for one of Gilead's Commanders. Deprived of her husband, her child, her freedom, and even her own name, Offred clings to her memories and her will to survive. In The Testaments, set more than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the Republic of Gilead maintains its repressive grip on power, but it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women come together, with potentially explosive results. This beautifully designed slipcase will make the perfect holiday and perennial gift.

Book The Testaments

    Book Details:
  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 0593149092
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Testaments written by Margaret Atwood and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE • The Testaments is a modern masterpiece, a powerful novel that can be read on its own or as a companion to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. 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: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways. With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood 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.

Book Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women

Download or read book Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women written by Penny Farfan and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2021-07-22 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how women playwrights illuminate the contemporary world and contribute to its reshaping

Book The Testaments

    Book Details:
  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2019-09-10
  • ISBN : 1473554438
  • Pages : 448 pages

Download or read book The Testaments written by Margaret Atwood and published by Random House. This book was released on 2019-09-10 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: **THE NUMBER 1 BESTSELLER AND WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE** In this electrifying sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood answers the question that has tantalised readers for decades: What happened to Offred? 'The Testaments is Atwood at her best . . . To read this book is to feel the world turning' Anne Enright The Republic of Gilead is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, two girls with radically different experiences of the regime come face to face with the legendary, ruthless Aunt Lydia. But how far will each go for what she believes? Now with additional material: book club discussion points and an interview with Margaret Atwood about the real-life events that inspired The Testaments and The Handmaid's Tale. _________________________________ PRAISE FOR THE TESTAMENTS: 'Everything The Handmaid's Tale fans wanted and more. Prepare to hold your breath throughout, and to cry real tears at the end' Stylist 'Atwood challenges us constantly and poses the question that lies like a pearl inside the shell of this frighteningly readable novel, "Before you sit in judgement, how would you behave in Gilead?''' Sunday Telegraph 'She manages to write about the darkest and most terrifying parts of human psychology in a way that is still deeply funny and full of dark strange hope' Naomi Alderman, author of The Power

Book Food in Margaret Atwood   s Speculative Fiction

Download or read book Food in Margaret Atwood s Speculative Fiction written by Katarina Labudova and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-12-12 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at Margaret Atwood’s use of food motifs in speculative fiction. Focusing on six novels – The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments, the Maddaddam trilogy, and The Heart Goes Last – Katarina Labudova explores the environmental, ecological, and cultural questions at play and the possible future scenarios which emerge for humanity’s survival in apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic conditions. Labudova argues that food has special relevance in these novels and that characters’ hunger, limited food choices, culinary creativity and eating rituals are central to Atwood’s depictions of hostile environments. She also links food to hierarchy, dominance and oppression in Atwood’s novels, and foregrounds the problem of hunger, both psychological or physical, caused by pollution and loss of contact with the natural and authentic. The book shows how Atwood’s writing draws from a range of genres, including apocalyptic fiction, science fiction, speculative fiction, dystopia, utopia, fairy tale, myth, and thriller – and how food is an important, highly versatile motif linking these intertextual threads.

Book Adapting Margaret Atwood

Download or read book Adapting Margaret Atwood written by Shannon Wells-Lassagne and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-01-01 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book engages with Margaret Atwood’s work and its adaptations. Atwood has long been appreciated for her ardent defence of Canadian authors and her genre-bending fiction, essays, and poetry. However, a lesser-studied aspect of her work is Atwood’s role both as adaptor and as source for adaptation in media as varied as opera, television, film, or comic books. Recent critically acclaimed television adaptations of the novels The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) and Alias Grace (Amazon) have rightfully focused attention on these works, but Atwood’s fiction has long been a source of inspiration for artists of various media, a seeming corollary to Atwood’s own tendency to explore the possibilities of previously undervalued media (graphic novels), genres (science-fiction), and narratives (testimonial and historical modes). This collection hopes to expand on other studies of Atwood’s work or on their adaptations to focus on the interplay between the two, providing an interdisciplinary approach that highlights the protean nature of the author and of adaptation.

Book Central and East European Politics

Download or read book Central and East European Politics written by Zsuzsa Csergő and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-06-22 with total page 643 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Now in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe, the newer and future members of the EU along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage"--

Book Representations of Violence In Literature  Culture And Arts Conference Proceedings 2021 Edebiyat  K  lt  r ve Sanatta   iddet Temsilleri Konferans Bildiriler Kitab   2021

Download or read book Representations of Violence In Literature Culture And Arts Conference Proceedings 2021 Edebiyat K lt r ve Sanatta iddet Temsilleri Konferans Bildiriler Kitab 2021 written by Sümeyra Buran and published by Transnational Press London. This book was released on 2022-08-17 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In his foreword to World Report on Violence and Health, published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2002, Nelson Mandela states that “the twentieth century will be remembered as a century marked by violence”. Now we are nearly at the end of the first quarter of the twenty-first century, but violence still permeates in our lives at various levels. Various forms of violence occurring at levels of interpersonal, self-directed, collective, state, warfare, child and youth violence, intimate partner violence, environmental violence, and animal violence lay bare the complexity and pervasiveness of the phenomenon, yet it also brings along the necessity to discuss violence from multiple perspectives. Nelson Mandela Dünya Sağlık Örgütü’nün 2002 yılında yayınladığı Şiddet ve Sağlık Hakkında Dünya Raporu’nun önsözünde “yirminci yüzyılın şiddetle mimlenen bir yüzyıl olarak hatırlanacağını” söyler. Bizler, neredeyse yirmi birinci yüzyılın ilk çeyreğinin sonlarını yaşamaktayız, ancak şiddet hayatımıza hala çeşitli düzeylerde nüfuz ediyor. Kişilerarası, öze yöneltilen, kolektif, devlet, savaş, çocuk ve genç şiddeti, yakın eş şiddeti, çevresel şiddet ve hayvan şiddeti gibi çeşitli düzlemlerde vuku bulan şiddet biçimleri olgunun karmaşıklığını ve yaygınlığını açıkça ortaya koymakla beraber şiddet kavramının farklı açılardan tartışılması gerekliliğini de ortaya koymaktadır. Contents/İçindekiler SECTION 1: Literature Chapter 1: “A Clockwork Orange by Burgess: Revisiting Violence in a Dystopian Fiction” Anushka Ghuin Chapter 2: “The Scrutiny of Violence in Contemporary Period Through The Scar Test” Kadriye Bozkurt Chapter 3: “Nonviolence vs. Non-Ethics in Harry Turtledove’s ‘The Last Article’” Nataliya Krynytska Chapter 4: “Zami: A New Spelling Against Racism” Pulkita Anand Chapter 5: “Son Fısıltının Hakikati: Flannery O’Connor’ın ‘Greenleaf’ Öyküsünde Otoimmünite ve Şiddet” Hivren Demir-Atay SECTION 2: Culture Chapter 6: “Who is Responsible? The Politics of Structural Violence in Selected Films” Trayee Sinha Chapter 7: “Violence in textile: A Closer Look at the Warrior Shawls of Nagaland” Rugmani Venkatadri Chapter 8: "Sanatta Şiddetin Temsili: Bir Kez Daha Guernica ve Diğer Şeyler" Ali Asker Bal Chapter 9: “Şiddetin Mitik Temsilleri Üzerine Karşılaştırmalı bir Değerlendirme” Ülfet Dağ SECTION 3: Gender Chapter 10: “Margaret Atwood’s Testaments: A Portrayal of State Violence Against Women” Elvan Karaman Chapter 11: “Body as a Territory: A Study of Violence Against Women as Portrayed in Partition Literature of India and Pakistan” Adhyeta Mishra Chapter 12: “Revisiting Gendered Violence in Modern Iranian Fiction: Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s Missing Soluch” Selin Şencan Chapter 13: “Violence Against Women: Actions and New Tools, The 7 Golden Rules of Conduct to Follow” Efstratia Oktapoda

Book Adapting Endings from Book to Screen

Download or read book Adapting Endings from Book to Screen written by Armelle Parey and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-09 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a new perspective on adaptation of books to the screen; by focusing on endings, new light is shed on this key facet of film and television studies. The authors look at a broad range of case studies from different genres, eras, countries and formats to analyse literary and cinematic traditions, technical considerations and ideological issues involved in film and television adaptions. The investigation covers both the ideological implications of changes made in adapting the final pages to the screen, as well as the aesthetic stance taken in modifying (or on the contrary, maintaining) the ending of the source text. By including writings on both film and television adaptations, this book examines the array of possibilities for the closure of an adapted narrative, focusing both on the specificities of film and different television forms (miniseries and ongoing television narratives) and at the same time suggesting the commonalities of these audiovisual forms in their closing moments. Adapting Endings from Book to Screen will be of interest to all scholars working in media studies, film and television studies, and adaptation studies.

Book The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood written by Coral Ann Howells and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-03-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The field of Margaret Atwood studies, like her own work, is in constant evolution. This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Margaret Atwood provides substantial reconceptualization of Atwood's writing in multiple genres that has spanned six decades, with particular focus on developments since 2000. Exploring Atwood in our contemporary context, this edition discusses the relationship between her Canadian identity and her role as an international literary celebrity and spokesperson on global issues, ranging from environmentalism to women's rights to digital technology. As well as providing novel insights into Atwood's recent dystopias and classic texts, this edition highlights a significant dimension in the reception of Atwood's work, with new material on the striking Hulu and MGM television adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale. This up-to-date volume illuminates new directions in Atwood's career, and introduces students, scholars and general readers alike to the ever-expanding dimensions of her literary art.

Book The Power of Words  2

Download or read book The Power of Words 2 written by Stilovsky and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2020-02-24 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature of all kinds plays such an important place in our lives whether it’s biography, classics, crime or poetry. In this non-fiction volume you will find a mine of facts which will fascinate all who love books. Felix Schrödinger and Pyotr Stilovsky have compiled in this, the fifth volume of the series, a compendium of information that will appeal to all who love language and especially those who seek out knowledge for its own sake.

Book The Testaments

    Book Details:
  • Author : Margaret Atwood
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • ISBN : 0525562621
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book The Testaments written by Margaret Atwood and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE • A modern masterpiece that "reminds us of the power of truth in the face of evil” (People)—and can be read on its own or as a sequel to Margaret Atwood’s classic, The Handmaid’s Tale. “Atwood’s powers are on full display” (Los Angeles Times) in this deeply compelling Booker Prize-winning novel, now updated with additional content that explores the historical sources, ideas, and material that inspired Atwood. 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: Aunt Lydia. Her complex past and uncertain future unfold in surprising and pivotal ways. With The Testaments, Margaret Atwood 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.

Book Figure

    Book Details:
  • Author : Celia Lury
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2022-10-26
  • ISBN : 9811924767
  • Pages : 290 pages

Download or read book Figure written by Celia Lury and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2022-10-26 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This open access book shows how figures, figuring, and configuration are used to understand complex, contemporary problems. Figures are images, numbers, diagrams, data and datasets, turns-of-phrase, and representations. Contributors reflect on the history of figures as they have transformed disciplines and fields of study, and how methods of figuring and configuring have been integral to practices of description, computation, creation, criticism and political action. They do this by following figures across fields of social science, medicine, art, literature, media, politics, philosophy, history, anthropology, and science and technology studies. Readers will encounter figures as various as Je Suis Charlie, #MeToo, social media personae, gardeners, asthmatic children, systems configuration management and cloud computing – all demonstrate the methodological utility and contemporary relevance of thinking with figures. This book serves as a critical guide to a world of figures and a creative invitation to “go figure!”

Book Science Fiction Literature through History  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes

Download or read book Science Fiction Literature through History An Encyclopedia 2 volumes written by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

Book Utopia

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mark Stephen Jendrysik
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2020-04-09
  • ISBN : 1509534946
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read book Utopia written by Mark Stephen Jendrysik and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-04-09 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Human beings universally dream of a better world. For centuries they have expressed their yearning for ways of life that are free from oppression, want and fear, through philosophy, art, film and literature. In this concise and engaging book, Mark Jendrysik examines the multifarious ways utopians have posed the question of how human beings might establish justice and realize truly human values. Drawing upon a range of sources, from Plato’s Republic and Thomas More’s Utopia to Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed, he argues that, though for many utopia means ‘demanding the impossible’, the goals that seemed out of reach for one generation are often realized in the next. Nonetheless, he shows that, while utopian thought points toward our most noble aspirations, it also illustrates the dangers of totalitarianism, of the surveillance state and of global climate change. This engaging book will be an invaluable guide for anyone seeking to understand how, for good or ill, utopian aspirations shape our lives, even in times that seem designed to close off dreams of a better world.

Book Why Women Read Fiction

Download or read book Why Women Read Fiction written by Helen Taylor and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2019-12-05 with total page 299 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ian McEwan once said, 'When women stop reading, the novel will be dead.' This book explains how precious fiction is to contemporary women readers, and how they draw on it to tell the stories of their lives. Female readers are key to the future of fiction and--as parents, teachers, and librarians--the glue for a literate society. Women treasure the chance to read alone, but have also gregariously shared reading experiences and memories with mothers, daughters, grandchildren, and female friends. For so many, reading novels and short stories enables them to escape and to spread their wings intellectually and emotionally. This book, written by an experienced teacher, scholar of women's writing, and literature festival director, draws on over 500 interviews with and questionnaires from women readers and writers. It describes how, where, and when women read fiction, and examines why stories and writers influence the way female readers understand and shape their own life stories. Taylor explores why women are the main buyers and readers of fiction, members of book clubs, attendees at literary festivals, and organisers of days out to fictional sites and writers' homes. The book analyses the special appeal and changing readership of the genres of romance, erotica, and crime. It also illuminates the reasons for women's abiding love of two favourite novels, Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre. Taylor offers a cornucopia of witty and wise women's voices, of both readers themselves and also writers such as Hilary Mantel, Helen Dunmore, Katie Fforde, and Sarah Dunant. The book helps us understand why--in Jackie Kay's words--'our lives are mapped by books.'

Book Theory  Development  and Strategy in Transmedia Storytelling

Download or read book Theory Development and Strategy in Transmedia Storytelling written by Renira Rampazzo Gambarato and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-17 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores transmedia dynamics in various facets of fiction and nonfiction transmedia studies. Moving beyond the presentation/definition of transmediality as a field of study, the authors examine novel advancements in the theory, methodological development, and strategic planning of transmedia storytelling. Drawing upon a theoretical foundation grounded in Peircean semiotics and reflected in the methodological approaches to fiction and nonfiction transmedia projects, the chapters delve into diverse case studies, such as The Handmaid’s Tale and mega sporting events like the Olympics and FIFA World Cup, that illustrate the applications of our own methods and the implications of the logic behind transmedia dynamics. Expanding upon their own scholarship, the authors tackle the relevant topic of transmedia journalism, and present new approaches to transmedia strategic planning around educational initiatives in developing countries. The book is an important reference for scholars and students of media studies, education, journalism and transmedia, and those interested in comprehending theory, methodological development, and strategic planning of transmediality.