Individual versus Society in the Dystopian Fiction of the First Half of the XX th Century – Gabriel ROMAN BARBUTI

INDIVIDUAL VERSUS SOCIETY IN THE DYSTOPIAN OF THE FIRST HALF OF THE XXth CENTURY

Gabriel ROMAN BARBUTI

LUMENCopyright © 2008 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS Book Series

FORMAT: Paperback         PAGES: 101          LANGUAGE: English

ISBN:  978-973-166-092-9

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The present paper has as its main theme the complex relationship between the individual and society in the anti-utopian literature of the first half of the XX-th century. As we know, this period has been an extremely prodigious one for the utopian literature, marking a decisive shift of perspective of the utopian imaginary. The reasons for this will be analyzed in the following pages, both from a synchronic and from a diachronic perspective. We will analyze the literary evolution of the utopian genre and the reasons that lead to its mutations, and also we will try to configure the paradigmatic changes in the collective imaginary that lead to the flourishing of anti-utopianism. We will thus try to understand the causes that lead to the emergence of the dystopian subgenre and to categorize them adequately. (The author)


Topics of interest:

  • literary studies
  • dystopia
  • XXth Century literature

Author: Editura LUMEN