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Margaret Atwood

“What I need is perspective. The illusion of depth, created by a frame, the arrangement of shapes on a flat surface. Perspective is necessary. Otherwise there are only two dimensions. Otherwise you live with your face squashed up against a wall, everything a huge foreground, of details, close-ups, hairs, the weave of the bedsheet, the molecules of the face. Your own skin like a map, a diagram of futility, criscrossed with tiny roads that lead nowhere. Otherwise you live in the moment. Which is not where I want to be.”


Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale
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The Handmaid's Tale (The Handmaid's Tale, #1) The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
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