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Dystopian fiction east and west : universe of terror and trial, Erika Gottlieb

Label
Dystopian fiction east and west : universe of terror and trial
Title
Dystopian fiction east and west
Title remainder
universe of terror and trial
Statement of responsibility
Erika Gottlieb
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Dystopian Fiction East and West suggests that the utopian pursuit of "the best of all possible worlds" is driven less by the search for happiness than by a determined faith in justice. Conversely, the world of dystopian fiction presents us with a society where the ruling elite deliberately subverts justice. In fact, twentieth-century dystopian fiction can be seen as a protest against the totalitarian superstate as the "worst of all possible worlds," a universe of terror and rigged trials." "Erika Gottlieb explores a selection of about thirty works in the dystopian genre from East and Central Europe between 1920 and 1991 in the USSR and between 1948 and 1989 in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. Written about and under totalitarian dictatorship, in these countries dystopian fiction does not take us into a hypothetical future; instead the writer assumes the role of witness protesting against the "worst of all possible worlds" of terror and trial in a world that is but should not be."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Gottlieb, Erika
Dewey number
809.3/9372
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.D94
LC item number
G68 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Totalitarianism and literature
  • Roman français
  • Science-fiction
  • Dystopies dans la littérature
  • Totalitarisme et littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Fiction
  • Science fiction
  • Totalitarianism and literature
Label
Dystopian fiction east and west : universe of terror and trial, Erika Gottlieb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is justice? The answers of utopia, tragedy, and dystopia -- Nineteenth-century precursors of the dystopian vision -- The dictator behind the mask : Zamiatin's We, Huxley's Brave new world, and Orwell's Ninteenth eighty-four -- Dictatorship without a mask : Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Vonnegut's Player piano, and Atwood's The handmaid's tale -- The writer on trial: socialist realism and the exile of speculative fiction -- The dystopia of revolutionary justice : Serge's Conquered city, Zazubrin's "The chip," and Rodionov's Chocolate -- The legalization of terror: Platonov's The foundation pit, Ribakov's Children of the Arbat, and Koestler's Darkness at noon -- Terror in war, terror in peace: Grossman's Life and fate, Tertz Sinyavski's The trial begins, and Daniel's This is Moscow speaking -- Collective paranoia: the persecutor and the persecuted: Andzrejewski, Déry, Fuks, Hlasko, Örkény, Vaculik, and Mrozek -- Kafka's ghost: The trial as theatre: Klima's The castle, Karvas's The big wig, and Havel''s Memorandum -- From terror to entropy : the downward spiral: Konwicki's A minor apocalypse, Déry's Mr G.A. in X and Zinoviev's The radiant future -- Speculative fiction returns from exile : Dystopian vision with a sneer: Voinovich's Moscow 2042, Aksyonov's The island of Crimea, Dalos's 1985, and Moldova's Hitler in Hungary -- Dystopia East and West: conclusion
Control code
123402024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773569188
Lccn
2002514387
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k813p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123402024
Label
Dystopian fiction east and west : universe of terror and trial, Erika Gottlieb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
What is justice? The answers of utopia, tragedy, and dystopia -- Nineteenth-century precursors of the dystopian vision -- The dictator behind the mask : Zamiatin's We, Huxley's Brave new world, and Orwell's Ninteenth eighty-four -- Dictatorship without a mask : Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Vonnegut's Player piano, and Atwood's The handmaid's tale -- The writer on trial: socialist realism and the exile of speculative fiction -- The dystopia of revolutionary justice : Serge's Conquered city, Zazubrin's "The chip," and Rodionov's Chocolate -- The legalization of terror: Platonov's The foundation pit, Ribakov's Children of the Arbat, and Koestler's Darkness at noon -- Terror in war, terror in peace: Grossman's Life and fate, Tertz Sinyavski's The trial begins, and Daniel's This is Moscow speaking -- Collective paranoia: the persecutor and the persecuted: Andzrejewski, Déry, Fuks, Hlasko, Örkény, Vaculik, and Mrozek -- Kafka's ghost: The trial as theatre: Klima's The castle, Karvas's The big wig, and Havel''s Memorandum -- From terror to entropy : the downward spiral: Konwicki's A minor apocalypse, Déry's Mr G.A. in X and Zinoviev's The radiant future -- Speculative fiction returns from exile : Dystopian vision with a sneer: Voinovich's Moscow 2042, Aksyonov's The island of Crimea, Dalos's 1985, and Moldova's Hitler in Hungary -- Dystopia East and West: conclusion
Control code
123402024
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 323 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773569188
Lccn
2002514387
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt12k813p
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)123402024

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