Tag Archives: Margaret Atwood

When Life Imitates Art

Margaret Atwood :  “I’m waiting for the first lawsuit. I’m waiting, you know, for the lawsuit in which the family of the dead woman sues the state… And I’m also waiting for a lawsuit that says if you force me … Continue reading

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Banned But Unburnable

To protest widespread book bans in the U.S., Canadian author Margaret Atwood has collaborated with her publishers on a fireproof edition of her most famous—and often banned—novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.  The unique issue was produced by Rethink, an independent creative agency, and made in … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes

The exterior of the Thomas Fisher Library offers little clue to the extraordinary treasures inside. Now we can take a ten-minute, behind-the-scenes tour through the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library in Toronto, Canada, where we can discover a First Folio, the … Continue reading

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Where We Are Now

 

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Harry Potter and The Handmaid’s Tale

The American Library Association recently released its annual list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books, included as part of its 2020 State of America’s Libraries report. This report offers an annual summary of library trends, statistics and issues affecting all … Continue reading

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The Great American Read

Nearly everyone has a favorite book, but what about an entire nation ? Beginning next week, PBS ( our public broadcasting network ) is embarking on a quest to discover what is America’s favorite read. The eight-part television series about … Continue reading

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Are We There Yet ?

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The Handmaid’s Tale

The Folio Society has reissued its exceptional 2012 edition of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale. This volume contains a set of powerful illustrations by Anna and Elena Balbusso. Influenced by Soviet propaganda posters and constructivist art, the Italian twin artists … Continue reading

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Dystopian Literature Sells Bigly

Since the election of the bloated, orange pustule, dystopian fiction has become so popular that George Orwell’s iconic novel 1984 has jumped to the top of bestseller lists around the world. Penguin publishing has announced that it is rushing another … Continue reading

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Independent Bookstore Day ! (yeah)

Tomorrow more than 400 independent bookstores across North America will participate in the first annual, continent-wide, Independent Bookstore Day. Indie shops will host hundreds of author appearances, readings, parties, giveaways, special literary events, and 16 exclusive books and art pieces for … Continue reading

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