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Old 20th Jul 2008, 20:07   #47
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Default Re: Book 54: THE HANDMAID'S TALE by Margaret Atwood

I don't know that the 'Historical Notes' struck me as condescending as much as they relegated the human misery of that historical time period to platitudes.
...Professor Pieixoto's, I am sure, fascinating and worthwhile talk.
And in practically the next breath mentioning the fishing expedition going forward the next day, thus putting them on the same level of importance to the listeners.

I can almost see both the speaker's and audiences eyes glazing over at the thought of it.

Pompous, yes. Smug, yes. Insensitive, absolutely!
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