Video

Margaret Atwood

1987, 30:00 minutes, English

TAPECODE 9453

This interview took place shortly after the publication of A Handmaid's Tale. Atwood explains why she wrote this near-future novel and her concerns for women and their rights in a changing world. The focus of the discussion is on the craft of writing but also on the author's concern for the dehumanizing forces of sexual inequality, censorship and torture.

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