Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth
Collects the 2008 Massey Lectures as delivered by the Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid's Tale to explore debt as a central historical component of religion, literature, and societal structure, in a volume that also explores the idea of humanity's debt to the natural world. Original.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Niecierpek - LibraryThing
Not bad, but not what I expected. It discusses 'payback' as a philosophical and moral issue, and uses Dr Faustus and Ebenezer Scrooge as leitmotives to discuss it. It's much more literary than I expected. I guess I thought it would be tackled from a much more economic point of view. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mahallett - LibraryThing
very enjoyable. atwood has a very stupid chuckle which is kind of endearing. i don't want to live with it but okay for a bit. i enjoyed the first 4 but the last put me off. i have very little time for dickens, especially scrooge and it was a modern arrangement of scrooge. Read full review