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Defined by a hollow : essays on utopia, science fiction and political epistemology

Author: Darko Suvin
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Peter Lang, ©2010.
Series: Ralahine utopian studies, v. 6.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Darko Suvin
ISBN: 9783039114030 3039114034
OCLC Number: 529958010
Description: xxxiii, 582 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Phillip E. Wegner: Preface: Emerging from the Flood in Which We Are Sinking: Or, Reading with Darko Suvin (Again) - Defining the Literary Genre of Utopia: Some Historical Semantics, Some Genology, a Proposal, and a Plea (1973) - Utopian and Scientific: Two Attributes for Socialism from Engels (1976) - Science Fiction and the Novum (1977) - Poems of Doubt and Hope 1983-1988 - Locus, Horizon, and Orientation: The Concept of Possible Worlds as a Key to Utopian Studies (1989) - On William Gibson and Cyberpunk SF (1989-1991) - The Doldrums: Eight Nasty Poems of 1989-1999 - Where Are We? How Did We Get Here? Is There Any Way Out? Or, News from the Novum (1997-1998) - Utopianism from Orientation to Agency: What Are We Intellectuals under Post-Fordism to Do? (1997-1998) - On Cognition as Art and Politics: Reflections for a Toolkit (1997-1999) - What Remains of Zamyatin's We After the Change of Leviathans? Or, Must Collectivism Be Against People? (1999-2000) - What May the Twentieth Century Amount To: Initial Theses (1999-2000) - A Tractate on Dystopia 2001 (2001, 2006) - Seven Poems from the Utopian Hollow: Diary Notes of 2000-2005 - Living Labour and the Labour of Living: A Tractate for Looking Forward in the Twenty-first Century (2004) - Inside the Whale, or etsi communismus non daretur: Reflections on How to Live When Communism Is a Necessity but Nowhere on the Horizon (2006-2007) - Five Farewell Fantasies of 2006-2008 - Cognition, Freedom, The Dispossessed as a Classic (2007).
Series Title: Ralahine utopian studies, v. 6.
Responsibility: Darko Suvin.
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