The Blind Assassin

TitleThe Blind Assassin
Year for Search2000
AuthorsAtwood, Margaret [Eleanor](b. 1939)
Date Published2000
PublisherBloomsbury
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsCanadian author, Female author
Annotation

In a novel focusing on a family history two stories are told, one intermittently throughout the novel and one in a few brief sections. The first is a dystopia describing an authoritarian country on another planet and its institutions, particularly those around the sacrifice of virgins. The second is a male fantasy flawed eutopia which the men find fades over time.

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Author Note

Canadian female author (b. 1939)

Full Text

2000 Atwood, Margaret [Eleanor] (b. 1939). The Blind Assassin. London: Bloomsbury. PSt

In a novel focusing on a family history two stories are told, one intermittently throughout the novel and one in a few brief sections. The first is a dystopia describing an authoritarian country on another planet and its institutions, particularly those around the sacrifice of virgins. The second is a male fantasy flawed utopia which the men find fades over time. Canadian female author.