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The Cambridge companion to utopian literature

Author: Gregory Claeys
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Cambridge companion to utopian literature.
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"Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents an extensive historical survey of the development of utopianism, from the publication of Utopia to today's dark and despairing tendency towards dystopian pessimism, epitomised by works such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Claeys
ISBN: 9780521886659 0521714141 9780521714143 0521886651
OCLC Number: 695872379
Description: 295 Seiten ; 23 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Preface Gregory Claeys ; Brief chronology of key works of utopian literature and thought ; Part I. History: 1. The concept of utopia Fátima Vieira ; 2. Thomas More's Utopia: sources, legacy and interpretation J.C. Davis ; 3. Utopianism after More: the Renaissance and Enlightenment Nicole Pohl ; 4. Varieties of nineteenth-century utopias Kenneth M. Roemer ; 5. The origins of dystopia: Wells, Huxley and Orwell Gregory Claeys ; Part II. Literature: 6. Utopia, dystopia and science fiction Peter Fitting ; 7. Utopia and Romance Patrick Parrinder ; 8. Feminism and utopianism Alessa Johns ; 9. Colonial and post-colonial utopias Lyman Tower Sargent ; 10. 'Non-western' utopian traditions Jacqueline Dutton ; 11. Ecology and utopia Brian Stableford ; Further reading.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature
Other Titles: Utopian literature
Responsibility: [edited by] Gregory Claeys.

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Using a combination of historical and thematic approaches, this volume engages with the fascinating and complex genre of utopian literature.  Read more...

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