quinta-feira, novembro 19, 2015

The Handmaid's Tale, by Margaret Atwood

An interesting dystopian tale; I read because it was by a Canadian author and I don't know much about Canadian literature. The Handmaid's Tale depicts a hypothetical theocracy in a post- apocalyptic US, inspired by the Iranian model - it was written in the '80s - but nowadays reminiscent of the Taliban regime or the Islamic State. I don't think we run any risk of a Christian theocracy being implanted any time soon, but this is a good reminder of how it must feel in one of the Islamic theocracies, namely regarding the female condition, which is the main subject of the book. And because of that, I think it's worth reading.

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