The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism

The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as

The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism [PDF / Epub] ☃ The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism By M. Keith Booker – Polishdarling.co.uk While literary utopias depict an ideal society and reflect an optimistic belief in the triumph of humanity and government, dystopias present a society marked by suffering caused by human and political While literary utopias Impulse in PDF ✓ depict an ideal society and reflect an optimistic belief in the triumph of humanity and government, dystopias present a society marked by The Dystopian Kindle - suffering caused by human and political evils This book offers a detailed study of several literary dystopias and analyzes them as social criticism The volume begins Dystopian Impulse in Kindle Ò with a discussion of utopias, dystopias, and social criticism By drawing upon the theories of Freud, Nietzsche, and others, Booker sets a firm theoretical foundation for the literary explorations that follow The chapters that come next discuss Zamyatin sWe, Huxley s Brave New World, and Orwell sas social criticism of totalitarianism, Stalinism, the dangers of capitalism, and fascism Later chapters consider dystopias after World War II, contemporary communist dystopias, and postmodernist dystopias in the West.


10 thoughts on “The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism

  1. Shawn Shawn says:

    Booker s Dystopian Impulse was, for me, a very useful tool for situating dystopic writings within both a modernist and post modernist framework Booker marshals the authoritative voices of Bakhtin, Foucault, Nietzsche, and countless other cultural critics and philosophers that help the reader understand the significance of dystopian literature Even if one is not a philosopher, the book serves as an excellent source for the layman for summarizing and explaining some of the most famous examples Booker s Dystopian Impulse was, for me, a very useful tool for situating dystopic writings within both a modernist and post modernist framework Booker marshals the authoritative voices of Bakhtin, Foucault, Nietzsche, and countless other cultural critics and philosophers that help the reader understand the significance of dystopian literature Even if one is not a philosopher, the book serves as an excellent source for the layman for summarizing and explaining some of the most famous examples of dystopic fiction, particularly Eugene Zamyatin s We, Orwell s 1984, Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451, Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and many others I highly recommend this book as a companion to those who would like to delve deeper into dystopian fiction and who would like to understand the societal, historical and philosophical ideas undergirding dystopic fiction


  2. Kana Junnie (Khanh) Kana Junnie (Khanh) says:

    i submitted my matura paper today, felt like i was about to cry finally done with this stressful project.


  3. Sannie Hald Sannie Hald says:

    I ve read part of this book as part of my Dystopian Novels course at MA level at CPH uni.


  4. Laura Laura says:

    Short, brief work about dystopian literature Repeats some features that Booker already mentioned in his other work Dystopian Literature A Theory and Research Guide , but still very intersting for people who are intersted in the topic Good usage of examples to underline the points he made.


  5. InfinitexLibrary InfinitexLibrary says:

    Read for uni


  6. Steen Ledet Steen Ledet says:

    A good investigation into why dystopias matter, although it s approaches are starting to show their age.


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10 thoughts on “The Dystopian Impulse in Modern Literature: Fiction as Social Criticism

  1. Shawn Shawn says:

    Booker s Dystopian Impulse was, for me, a very useful tool for situating dystopic writings within both a modernist and post modernist framework Booker marshals the authoritative voices of Bakhtin, Foucault, Nietzsche, and countless other cultural critics and philosophers that help the reader understand the significance of dystopian literature Even if one is not a philosopher, the book serves as an excellent source for the layman for summarizing and explaining some of the most famous examples Booker s Dystopian Impulse was, for me, a very useful tool for situating dystopic writings within both a modernist and post modernist framework Booker marshals the authoritative voices of Bakhtin, Foucault, Nietzsche, and countless other cultural critics and philosophers that help the reader understand the significance of dystopian literature Even if one is not a philosopher, the book serves as an excellent source for the layman for summarizing and explaining some of the most famous examples of dystopic fiction, particularly Eugene Zamyatin s We, Orwell s 1984, Bradbury s Fahrenheit 451, Philip K Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and many others I highly recommend this book as a companion to those who would like to delve deeper into dystopian fiction and who would like to understand the societal, historical and philosophical ideas undergirding dystopic fiction


  2. Kana Junnie (Khanh) Kana Junnie (Khanh) says:

    i submitted my matura paper today, felt like i was about to cry finally done with this stressful project.


  3. Sannie Hald Sannie Hald says:

    I ve read part of this book as part of my Dystopian Novels course at MA level at CPH uni.


  4. Laura Laura says:

    Short, brief work about dystopian literature Repeats some features that Booker already mentioned in his other work Dystopian Literature A Theory and Research Guide , but still very intersting for people who are intersted in the topic Good usage of examples to underline the points he made.


  5. InfinitexLibrary InfinitexLibrary says:

    Read for uni


  6. Steen Ledet Steen Ledet says:

    A good investigation into why dystopias matter, although it s approaches are starting to show their age.


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