Posts Tagged 'The Handmaid’s Tale'

From the CLSC vault: Women, image, and history

From the CLSC vault: Women, image, and history

Since it was first printed in 1985, the cover art for The Handmaid’s Tale has not changed. Almost three decades later, readers are still confronted by the image of two faceless women in red robes standing against an impressively tall brick wall. It’s hard to discern where they are or where they are going.

Atwood to speak on trajectory of happiness in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Atwood to speak on trajectory of happiness in ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

Perhaps the single greatest power, Margaret Atwood writes in The Handmaid’s Tale, is the power held by those who forgive or by those who can be forgiven.

That may be unexpected in a novel set in a dystopian future in which a citizen’s privacy is revoked, basic human liberties are demolished and a woman’s rights to her own reproductive system are nonexistent.