Individual Versus Society in The Dystopian Fiction of The First Half of The XX-Th Century (English Version)
Author: Gabriel ROMAN-BARBUTI
Lumen Publishing House
Iasi, Romania 2008
No. pg. 101
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.
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