No place else : explorations in utopian and dystopian fiction

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Published
  • Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press ©1983
Physical description
vii, 278 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN
  • 0809311135
  • 9780809311132
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Atavism and Utopia / Eric S. Rabkin -- The coming race: Hell? or paradise foretasted? / B.G. Knepper -- "The mirror up to nature": reflections of Victorianism in Samuel Butler's Erewhon / Thomas J. Remington -- Zamiatin's We / Gorman Beauchamp -- Olaf Stapledon's Last and first men / Eugene Goodheart -- On Brave new world / William Matter -- The shape of things to come: H.G. Wells and the rhetoric od Proteus / Ken Davis -- Mixing behaviorism and Utopia: the transformations of Walden two / Kenneth M. Roemer -- Utopia reconsidered: comments on 1984 / William Steinhoff -- Kurt Vonnegut's Player piano: an ambiguous technological dystopia / Howard P. Segal -- Mass degradation of humanity and massive contradictions in Bradbury's vision of America in Fahrenheit 451 / Jack Zipes -- On aggression: William Golding's Lord of the flies / Kathleen Woodward -- Robert Silverberg's The world inside / Merritt Abrash -- Chronosophy, aesthetics, and ethics in Le Guin's The dispossessed: an ambiguous Utopia / James W. Bittner.
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  • Online version:: No place else. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©1983
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Genre
  • Aufsatzsammlung.
  • Bibliography
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • text
Language
  • English

Summary

  • Writers have created fictions of social per­fection at least since Plato's Republic. Sir Thomas More gave this thread of intel­lectual history a name when he called his contribution to it Utopia, Greek for no place. With each subsequent author cog­nizant of his predecessors and subject to altered real-world conditions which sug­gest ever-new causes for hope and alarm, "no place" changed. The fourteen essays presented in this book critically assess man's fascination with and seeking for "no place."

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