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Read online Il racconto dell'ancella.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Il racconto dell'ancella In un mondo devastato dalle radiazioni atomiche gli Stati Uniti sono divenuti uno Stato totalitario basato sul controllo del corpo femminile Difred la donna che appartiene a Fred ha solo un dovere da compiere nella neonata Repubblica di Galaad garantire una discendenza alla lite dominante Il regime monoteocratico di questa societ del futuro infatti fondato sullo sfruttamento delle cosiddette ancelle le uniche donne che dopo la catastrofe sono ancora in grado di procreare Ma anche lo Stato pi repressivo non riesce a schiacciare i desideri e da questo dipender la possibilit e forse il successo di una ribellione Comparso per la prima volta in Italia negli anni Ottanta il romanzo della Atwood conserva tutt oggi la sua attualit Mito metafora e storia si fondono per sferrare una satira energica contro i regimi totalitari Ma non solo c anche la volont di colpire con tagliente ironia il cuore di una societ meschinamente puritana che dietro il paravento di tab istituzionalizzati fonda la sua legge brutale sull intreccio tra sessualit e politica by Margaret Atwood, Camillo Pennati

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Il racconto dell'ancella
Title:Il racconto dell'ancella
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Number of Pages:329
Category:Dystopia, Science fiction, Feminism, Fantasy, Classics
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