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Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley
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Oct 18, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, westernish-canon, library-books, utopias-and-dystopias, sff, satire-parody, novels
Read from November 01 to 06, 2011 , read count: 1

I don't know - there's a recurring theme in dystopian lit that freedom and happiness really are mutually exclusive, which I find troubling. It is, at least, a point of view lacking nuance and ambiguity, and I think the reality portrayed by these works suffers when they get too caught up in the dualisms and dichotomies. I guess I am Hegelian enough to prefer a synthesis, but I'd happily settle for a Forsterian muddle instead. The lines and edges of Brave New World were just too clean.

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Reading Progress

11/01/2011 page 28
11/03/2011 page 131
36.0% "Turns out women are pretty auxiliary in dystopian futures!"

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