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Critical review on the idea of dystopia


Babaee, Ruzbeh and Jujar Singh, Hardev Kaur and Zhang, Zhicheng and Zhang, Haiqing (2015) Critical review on the idea of dystopia. Review of European Studies, 7 (11). pp. 64-76. ISSN 1918-7173; ESSN: 1918-7181


The purpose of this review is firstly to show the formation of dystopia that finds its roots in utopia. Then, the foundation of dystopian fiction from the perspectives of such critics as Chad Walsh, Tom Moylan, Mark R. Hillegas, and Erika Gottlieb, among some others, is investigated. Finally, we briefly reveal the standing of Aldous Huxley, Kurt Vonnegut, and Don DeLillo, among many other dystopian writers, in depiction of dystopian societies. This study also attempts to explain how works of these three writers were revolutionary in their challenging of the new values that led to the degradation of human dignity.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/res.v7n11p64
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Dystopia; Utopia; Technology; Huxley; Vonnegut; DeLillo
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 04 May 2017 08:39
Last Modified: 04 May 2017 08:39
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/51982
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