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Dystopian literature : a theory and research guide

Author: M Keith Booker
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994.
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Dystopian literature - related to utopian writing - depicts the flaws and failures of imaginary societies. This reference profiles and discusses eight significant dystopian works; the rest of the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Booker, M. Keith.
Dystopian literature.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624386357
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Keith Booker
ISBN: 0313291152 9780313291159
OCLC Number: 29312455
Description: xiii, 408 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A Guide to Selected Modern Cultural Criticism with Relevance to Dystopian Literature. Theodor Adorno. Louis Althusser. Mikhail Bakhtin. Walter Benjamin. Michel Foucault. Sigmund Freud. Karl Marx. Friedrich Nietzsche --
pt. 2. A Guide to Selected Utopian Fictions. Francis Bacon: New Atlantis. Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward. Tommaso Campanella: The City of the Sun. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Herland. Sir Thomas More: Utopia. William Morris: News from Nowhere. Plato: The Republic. H.G. Wells: A Modern Utopia --
pt. 3. A Guide to Dystopian Fictions. Kobo Abe: Inter Ice Age 4. Vassily Aksyonov: The Burn. Vassily Aksyonov: The Island of Crimea. Margaret Atwood: The Handmaid's Tale. Samuel Beckett: The Lost Ones. Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451. Anthony Burgess: The Wanting Seed. Anthony Burgess: A Clockwork Orange. William S. Burroughs: Naked Lunch. Samuel Butler: Erewhon. Karel Capek: The Absolute at Large. Karel Capek: War with the Newts.
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