Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought

Modern Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought

Narratives of World Politics

Taylor & Francis Ltd






15 a 20 dias

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Introduction Part I 1. "Troubles began quietly": tensions of emergence in E. M. Forster's "The Machine Stops" 2. "Libraries Full of Kants": Heretics, history and Yevgeny Zamyatin's We 3. Experiments, with sex and drugs: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World Part II 4. "It has happened to Europe before but never to me": allegory and English exceptionalism in 1930s dystopias 5. Nazism, myth and the pastoral in Katherine Burdekin's dystopian fiction 6. Dystopia at its limits: World War II and history Part III 7. Bodies and nobodies: George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 8. "Life in all its forms is strife": the Cold War nuclear threat and John Wyndham's pessimistic liberal utopianism Conclusion
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