The Handmaid's Tale | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Cathy N. Davidson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 7 pages of analysis & critique of The Handmaid's Tale.
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Critical Review by Cathy N. Davidson

SOURCE: “A Feminist ‘1984,’” in Ms., Vol. XIV, No. 8, February, 1986, pp. 24-6.

In the following review, Davidson offers a favorable analysis of The Handmaid's Tale.

I once watched Margaret Atwood try to pass unnoticed through a crowded conference center where she was to be a keynote speaker. Her memorable whirl of curling hair was pulled tightly back into a bun, her collar was up, her head down. The intensity with which she attempted to appear unobtrusive was a dead giveaway. Even in disguise, she looked like someone you should know.

With The Handmaid's Tale, Atwood is again conspicuously incognito. The novel marks a radical departure for the 46-year-old Canadian who has written more than 20 books that have been published in almost as many countries. Arguably her best work yet and unarguably her...

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This section contains 1,826 words
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