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Dystopian Fiction East and West: Universe of Terror and Trial

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Gottlieb juxtaposes the Western dystopian genre with Eastern and Central European versions, introducing a selection of works from Russia, Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. She demonstrates that authors who write about and under totalitarian dictatorship find the worst of all possible worlds not in a hypothetical future but in the historical reality of the writer's ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 4th 2001 by McGill-Queen's University Press
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Heather Clitheroe
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An excellent examination of dystopias as depicted in fiction - from both a western and eastern perspective. Most of us, I think, will be well familiar with works like We, 1984, and The Handmaid's Tale, but Gottlieb expands her discussion to the dystopic works of Soviet and Eastern bloc writers, discussing the differences between writers who only imagine dystopias and those who have witnessed them.

Well worth it; an excellent resource for research in the areas of post-apocalyptic fiction and cont
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I know this sounds funny but I really need to read more slavic lit. Will return to this when I've read some more of the books.
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