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Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide [Hardcover]

Keith M. Booker , M. Keith Booker
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25 May 1994
Dystopian literature is a potent vehicle for criticizing existing social conditions and political systems. While utopian literature portrays ideal worlds, dystopian literature depicts the flaws and failures of imaginative societies. Often these societies are related to utopias, and the dystopian writers have chosen to reveal shortcomings of those social systems previously considered ideal. This reference overviews dystopian theory and summarizes and analyzes numerous dystopian works. By reviewing the critical thought of particular dystopian theorists, the beginning of the volume provides a theoretical context for the remainder of the book. Because dystopian literature is so closely related to utopian writing, the reference profiles and discusses eight important utopian works. The rest of the book includes entries for numerous dystopian novels, plays, and films. Each entry summarizes the work and discusses dystopian themes. The entries include short bibliographies, with full bibliographic information provided at the end of the volume. This comprehensive guide covers the full period from Thomas More's Utopia to the present day.


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  • Hardcover: 424 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwood (25 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313291152
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313291159
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,634,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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?The book could well serve as a model postmodernist criticism as applied to a genre of popular culture: graduate students will find much of interest. Recommended for libraries in the area of literary theory or science fiction. Graduate students; faculty.?-Choice

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4.0 out of 5 stars A relevant and concise study into many dystopias 18 Feb 2014
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I used this for my Extended Project Qualification studies, and I can safely say it absolutely helped my research. The editing of Booker's writing to a simple, layman's style of work is easy to follow, making it easy to reference and analyse. Whilst sometimes the studies are a little too short, I feel that as a round study of dystopias, it's a fantastic resource unparalleled elsewhere.
Quick tip: don't buy it. See if you can source it elsewhere; it's good, but not worth 80 (the price it is right now). I found it by sourcing it through my college library, and that suited my purpose perfectly.
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