Utopia and Its Discontents: From Plato to Atwood (Hardback)Sebastian Mitchell (author)
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 19/03/2020
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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 Plato and Thomas More - Literary works, from Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels to George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four - Science-fiction writers such as H.G. Wells, Aldous Huxley and Margaret Atwood - Ecological and feminist texts by Ursula Le Guin and Marge Piercy - Twenty-first century utopianism This is an essential study for students and scholars of utopian literature.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
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