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Utopia and Its Discontents: From Plato to the Postmodern
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bloomsbury USA Academic
Publication date February 9, 2017
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441109637
ISBN-10 1441109633
Dimensions 0 by 5.43 by 8.50 in.
Original list price $34.95
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Utopia and its Discontents traces literary representations of ideal communities from Plato to the 21st century. Each chapter offers close readings of key utopian and anti-utopian texts to demonstrate how they construct, challenge and explore the ideas and forms of earlier utopian writings and the social and political ideals of their own periods. The book explores how literary utopias are often as much about the past as they are about the present and the future.

Utopia and Its Discontents covers such topics as:

- Early political and philosophical writers, such as Aristotle and Thomas More
- Literary works, from Voltaire's Candide to George Orwell's 1984
- Science fiction writers such as H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and Brian Aldiss
- Ecological and feminist texts by Ursula Le Guin and Margaret Atwood
- Utopian cinema, from Fritz Lang's Metropolis to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner

With annotated chapter-by-chapter guides to further reading, this is an essential study for students and scholars of utopian literature.



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