Acabei de ler o The Handmaid's Tale da Margaret Atwood. Não há spoilers neste post, descansem, para quem ainda não leu e o tenciona fazer. Gostei muito, recomendo. Tenho dúvidas sobre se as Historical Notes que se seguem à narrativa propriamente dita lhe adicionam algum valor mas as linhas finais das mesmas valem por si e merecem ser repetidas.
We may call Eurydice forth from the world of the dead, but we cannot make her answer; and when we turn to look at her we glimpse her only for a moment, before she slips from our grasp and flees. As all historians know, the past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes. Voices may reach us from it; but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity of the matrix out of which they come; and, try as we may, we cannot always decipher them precisely in the clearer light of our own day.