Binnen de grenzen van de voormalige Verenigde Staten heeft een christelijke beweging de macht gegrepen. In deze nieuwe Republiek Gilead dient eenieder naar de letter van het Oude Testament te leven. Vanfred, de vertelster, behoort tot de nieuwe klasse der 'Dienstmaagden', die slechts één doel heeft: zich voort te planten. Alleen 's nachts in haar sobere kamer is ze vrij om zich over te geven aan h
Title
Het verhaal van de dienstmaagd
Author
Margaret Atwood
Translator
Gerrit De Blaauw
Language
Dutch
Original language
English
Original title
The handmaid's tale
Publisher
Amsterdam: Prometheus, 2019
1 digitaal bestand
Note
Wordt vervolgd door De testamenten
ISBN
9789044634297

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About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor. Since 1961, she has published 18 books of poetry, 18 novels, 11 books of non-fiction, nine collections of short fiction, eight children's books, and two graphic novels, and a number of small press editions of both poetry and fiction. Atwood has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including two Booker Prizes, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, the Governor General's Award, the Franz Kafka Prize, Princess of Asturias Awards, and the National Book Critics and PEN Center USA Lifetime Achievement Awards. A number of her works have been adapted for film and television.

Atwood's works encompass a variety of themes including gender and identity, religion and myth, the power of language, climate change, and "power politics". Many of her poems are inspired by myths and fairy tales which int…Read more on Wikipedia