The Handmaid's Tale: Critical Analysis

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  • The Handmaid's Tale: Critical Analysis
  • Mary McCarthy, The New York Times (1986)
  • Elaine Kendall, Los Angeles Times (1986)
  • Harold Bloom
  • Margaret Atwood
  • "Serena Joy is a constant reminder of lost youth and vitality as well as a reminder of the Commander's state-sanctioned adultery."
  • "In 'The Handmaid's Tale', Atwood's pessimism comes to the fore as she attempts to frighten us into an awarenesss of our destiny before it's too late."
  • Globe and Mail (Canada)
  • "'The Handmaid's Tale' provides a compelling lesson in power politics and in reasonable intentions gone hysteric."
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • "Atwood's focus is on the extent to which the individual can push at the limits of social determinism."
  • Lynette Hunter





By any chance do you know what specific books I can reference these quotes from? 

If you could get back to me that would amazing :)

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