Oryx And Crake

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By the author of THE HANDMAID'S TALE and ALIAS GRACE * Pigs might not fly but they are strangely altered. So, for that matter, are wolves and racoons. A man, once named Jimmy, lives in a tree, wrapped in old bedsheets, now calls himself Snowman. The voice of Oryx, the woman he loved, teasingly haunts him. And the green-eyed Children of Crake are, for some reason, his responsibility. * Praise for Oryx and Crake: 'In Jimmy, Atwood has created a great character: a tragic-comic artist of the future, part buffoon, part Orpheus. An adman who's a sad man; a jealous lover who's in perpetual mourning; a fantasist who can only remember the past' -INDEPENDENT 'Gripping and remarkably imagined' -LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS

Le Dernier homme

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Un chef-d'oeuvre d'anticipation, au même titre qu'Orange mécanique et Le Meillèur des mondes. Renouant avec la tradition des Huxley, Orwell, Bradbury et de sa Servante écarlate, Margaret Atwood nous plonge dans un univers à la fois familier et terrifiant. Un monde dévasté à la suite d'une catastrophe écologique sans précédent, où se combinent des conditions climatiques aberrantes, des manipulations génétiques délirantes et un virus foudroyant prompt à détruire l'ensemble de l'humanité. D'ailleurs, c'est presque fait : d'êtres humains, au début du Dernier Homme, il ne reste que Snowman, lequel est confronté à d'étranges créatures génétiquement modifiées - les Crakers, une nouvelle race d' " humains " programmés pour n'être sujets ni à la violence, ni au désir sexuel, ni au fanatisme religieux-, et à des animaux hybrides qui s'appellent désormais porcons, louchiens ou rasconses... Ce monde visionnaire, c'est presque le nôtre... Pamphlet politique, conte prophétique : avec son humour noir et son intelligence acérée, un souffle romanesque inouï et une générosité contagieuse, le " meilleur des mondes " glorieusement inventif de Margaret Atwood nous tend un miroir saisissant de vérité.

Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Oryx and Crake' - A Comparison

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Margaret Atwood's 'The Handmaid's Tale' and 'Oryx and Crake' - A Comparison by Martina Schönherr Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Constance (Literaturwissenschaften), course: Margaret Atwood's Later Fiction, language: English, abstract: Margaret Atwood's novels The Handmaid's Tale (T.H.T., 1985) and Oryx and Crake (O. & C., 2003) are works of speculative fiction that are set in the near future. Both of the depicted scenarios take place in the U.S.A. and could be classified as "survivor's stories" as they are told from the perspective of a person that survived the new system or the catastrophe the books deal with. T.H.T. takes the reader into an oppressive system that has become reality in the year 2005. In this system women are divided into different kinds of "functional groups" according to their abilities. The story is told by the handmaid Offred who - as all handmaids - is still believed to be fertile. Thus she is solely good for childbearing and has not got any choice. This system however is confined to the United States so that there is still hope for an escape to a better life for the people living under the system. The scenario in O. & C. on the other hand occurs around the year 2025 and depicts a world wide catastrophe where Snowman - the narrator of the story - is one of the few surviving human beings. This paper will compare the two novels according to some points of analysis. I had to confine myself to a few themes as it is impossible to include all topics that could be of importance. To start with, I will take a look at the social and political background of the time the novels were written in, followed by a generic analysis of the works. Secondly I will answer the question about the inspiration for these novels and I will deal with the epilogues Atwood added to her books. This will be followed by a chapter about the main topics of the novels which are reproduction, religion and sexuality. Last but not least I will compare the main characters and discus

A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake"

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A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake" by Gale, Cengage Learning Summary

A study guide for Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

MaddAddam

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Une peste créée par l'homme a ravagé la Terre. Les rares survivants forment une communauté avec une espèce inoffensive, fabriquée pour remplacer les humains, les Crakers. À sa tête, un couple au passé tumultueux, Toby, experte en champignons et abeilles, et Zeb, mangeur d'ours et fils d'un prêcheur maléfique. Dépositaire et garante de la mémoire, Toby transmet aux Crakers, curieux comme des enfants et avides de légendes, l'histoire des hommes. Au contact les uns des autres, humains et Crakers posent les fondements d'un nouveau monde... Avec une verve extraordinaire, une imagination et une inventivité d'écriture sans limites, un humour décapant, Margaret Atwood joue de la dystopie pour bâtir un conte d'un genre unique. Mêlant tout à la fois récit d'aventures et histoire d'amour, pamphlet politique et écologique, réflexion sur la science et la religion, la sexualité et le pouvoir, elle nous offre ici une oeuvre d'une grande maturité, un " roman total " qui conclut magnifiquement le cycle commencé avec Le Dernier Homme et Le Temps du déluge.

Maddaddam Trilogy Box

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A boxed set (three trade paperbacks) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from one of the most visionary authors of our time, Margaret Atwood. Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, a triumph of imagination, this trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love. The novels in this trilogy have been called "towering and intrepid" (The New Yorker), "gripping" (The New York Times), and "just about everything you could want" (The Washington Post).

The MaddAddam Trilogy Bundle

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A trilogy bundle (three ebooks in one) of the internationally celebrated speculative fiction trilogy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's Tale. Across three stunning novels—Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and Maddaddam—the best-selling, Booker Prize-winning novelist projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining. In Oryx and Crake, a man struggles to survive in a world where he may be the last human. In search of answers, he embarks on a journey through the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. In The Year of the Flood the long-feared waterless flood has occurred, altering Earth as we know it and obliterating most human life. And in Maddaddam a small group of survivors band together with the Children of Crake: the gentle, bioengineered quasi-human species who will inherit this new earth. Set in a darkly plausible future shaped by plagues, floods, and genetic engineering, these three novels take us from the end of the world to a brave new beginning. Thrilling, moving, and a triumph of imagination, the Maddaddam Trilogy confirms the ultimate endurance of humanity, community, and love.

Neuf contes

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" Un grand vent d'humour noir souffle sur cette suite de contes défaits qui forment, pour ceux qui ne la connaissent pas encore, une parfaite introduction à l'univers de Margaret Atwood. " Hubert Prolongeau, Télérama Une écrivaine de fantasy récemment veuve se laisse guider à travers un hiver glacial par la voix de son défunt époux. Une dame âgée, victime d'hallucinations, apprend peu à peu à accepter la présence des petits hommes qui ne cessent de surgir à ses côtés tandis que des militants populistes se rassemblent pour mettre le feu à sa maison de retraite. Une femme née avec une malformation génétique passe pour un vampire. Un crime commis il y a longtemps se voit vengé dans l'Arctique par un stromatolithe vieux de 1,9 milliard d'années... Dans ce recueil composé de neuf contes poétiques et satiriques empreints d'une ambiance gothique, Margaret Atwood, la grande dame des lettres canadiennes, s'aventure dans des ténèbres explorées par des auteurs tels que Robert Louis Stevenson ou Daphné Du Maurier – ainsi que par elle-même, dans son roman Captive.

Oryx e Crake

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"No princípio havia o caos." O Homem das Neves pode ser o último homem na terra, o sobrevivente solitário de um apocalipse sem nome. Quando ainda se chamava Jimmy, ele vivia com os pais nos Complexos, cidadelas fundadas por multinacionais onde a elite financeira do planeta dava seus primeiros e pouco inibidos passos na direção da engenharia genética, na tentativa de atender as constantes demandas dos conglomerados farmacêuticos. Agora, o Homem das Neves vive em um amargo isolamento, sobrevivendo como um pária em seu próprio habitat. Quando não precisa sair em busca de comida em um deserto infestado de insetos, ou encarar a destruição da antiga plebelândia, a terra dos desprivilegiados, hoje povoada pelos animais criados nas experiências transgênicas do passado, seu único prazer está em assistir a filmes antigos em DVD que o fazem lembrar do mundo de outrora e em entreter os Filhos de Crake, crianças de uma nova espécie com estranhas habilidades que o tratam como um ídolo. Como tudo veio abaixo tão depressa? Enquanto o Homem das Neves reconstitui suas lembranças na tentativa de descobrir as origens dessa catástrofe irreversível, sua mente é povoada pelas vozes de seus amigos da juventude, o enigmático Crake e a sedutora Oryx, personagens-chave por trás do Projeto Paradiso, o grande responsável pela modificação definitiva da Terra e a derrocada da espécie humana. O primeiro de uma trilogia que inclui O ano do Dilúvio e se encerra com MaddAddão, Oryx e Crake consolida o retorno de Margaret Atwood ao gênero da ficção científica, em uma narrativa marcada pelas questões éticas e morais sobre o futuro da humanidade, e na qual a verdade está na descoberta dos mundos interiores de seus personagens. Por mais estranho que tudo pareça, o futuro é um cenário assustadoramente familiar.

Oryx y Crake

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Oryx och Crake

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Huvudpersonen och berättaren i boken kallar sig Snömannen. Han sover i ett träd, insvept i ett lakan. Han sörjer sin älskade Oryx och sin bäste vän Crake. Mat och andra förnödenheter försöker han hitta i ett ödelagt område där insekter förökar sig snabbt, och där nassonger och varjundar härjar i plebsområdena där vanliga människor en gång levde. När han försöker få en överblick över det som hänt, tvingas han gå decennier bakåt i tiden. Hur kunde allt falla samman så snabbt? Han söker svaren på sina frågor i den resa han gör; till sitt förflutna och till Crakes högteknologiska bubbelkupol, där han skapade sitt ödesdigra Paradice Project som hela världen skulle komma att beklaga. Med sitt fantastiska språk, sitt skarpa intellekt och sin svarta humor leder Atwood läsaren in i en värld som är allt annat än hjältemodiga, en bisarr men helt trovärdig värld befolkad av gestalter som fortsätter att leva i läsarens huvud långt efter att man lagt ifrån sig boken.

MaddAddam

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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace Toby, a survivor of the man-made plague that has swept the earth, is telling stories. Stories left over from the old world, and stories that will determine a new one. Listening hard is young Blackbeard, one of the innocent Crakers, the species designed to replace humanity. Their reluctant prophet, Jimmy-the-Snowman, is in a coma, so they've chosen a new hero - Zeb, the street-smart man Toby loves. As clever Pigoons attack their fragile garden and malevolent Painballers scheme, the small band of survivors will need more than stories.

Oryx und Crake

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Crake und Jimmy sind Freunde, und sie lieben dieselbe Frau: die rätselhafte Oryx. Sie leben in einer von Klimakatastrophen bedrohten Welt in einer gar nicht so fernen Zukunft. Crake, ein Genie genetischer Manipulation, ist Wissenschaftler und arbeitet an der Entwicklung neuer Medikamente, die die Menschen gegen Epidemien immunisieren sollen, aber er verfolgt darüber hinaus seine ganz eigenen Pläne ...

Angel Catbird -

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Angel Catbird - by Margaret Atwood,Johnnie Christmas,Tamra Bonvillain Summary

La première BD de l’autrice de La Servante écarlate ! Par une nuit noire, un jeune ingénieur en génétique est accidentellement muté par sa propre expérience lorsque son ADN est fusionné avec celui d’un chat et d’un hibou ! Devenu une créature hybride, il peut désormais voler et voir dans le noir, mais a aussi une fâcheuse tendance à dormir le jour et à manger des souris ou des petits oiseaux vivants. Nouvelles aptitudes, nouvelles habitudes, pour le meilleur et pour le pire... comment va-t-il gérer cette soudaine transformation ? Angel Catbird est la première bande dessinée scénarisée par la romancière Margaret Atwood ! L’autrice du chef-d’œuvre La Servante écarlate – qu’on a récemment découvert à travers l'adaptation remarquée en série TV The Handmaid’s Tale – joue de sa merveilleuse écriture avec les codes du comics pour nous livrer une aventure enlevée, pleine de rebondissements et d’humour, qui brosse des thématiques aussi vastes et profondes que le dépassement de soi, l’éthique scientifique, la tolérance et l’amour.

The Year Of The Flood

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By the author of The Handmaid's Tale and Alias Grace The sun brightens in the east, reddening the blue-grey haze that marks the distant ocean. The vultures roosting on the hydro poles fan out their wings to dry them. the air smells faintly of burning. The waterless flood - a man-made plague - has ended the world. But two young women have survived: Ren, a young dancer trapped where she worked, in an upmarket sex club (the cleanest dirty girls in town); and Toby, who watches and waits from her rooftop garden. Is anyone else out there?