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Transformations of Language in Modern Dystopias

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As the 20th century has progressed, dystopian fiction has gained power as utopian fiction has become increasingly irrelevant. As an overtly didactic genre, dystopia extrapolates terrifying near-futures from disturbing current trends. In order to quickly create an atmosphere that is at once plausible and terrifying, dystopian writers almost universally turn to an idea certa ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 30th 1997 by Greenwood Press
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verbava
May 19, 2011 verbava rated it liked it
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пафосна, але красива фінальна фраза:

"Painful though dystopian fiction may be, its message continues to sound a clear note of warning: we must claim mastery over the word. Nothing more is necessary to protect our freedom from the Grand Inquisitors who are always with us; but as dystopia also starkly promises us, nothing less will do."

іноді він робить очевидні (зооовсім очевидні) висновки. іноді він свої висновки бере майже зі стелі. місцями в нього дивні претензії до письменників-фантастів чи там
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