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Utopian Literature by James William Johnson

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Published by McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages .
Written in English


  • ELT: Learning Material & Coursework,
  • Political,
  • Philosophy,
  • Literature: Classics,
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  • Philosophy / Political

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9263154M
ISBN 100075536676
ISBN 109780075536673

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Read more about this on Questia. Utopia (yōōtō´pēə) [Gr.,=no place], title of a book by Sir Thomas More, published in Latin in The work pictures an ideal state where all is ordered for the best for humanity as a whole and where the evils of society, such as poverty and misery, have been eliminated. Utopian Literature - Discussion and examples of utopias, dystopias, ecotopias and other speculative fiction What is a Utopia? Development of Utopian Fiction Examples of Utopian Literature - B.C. to 16th Century - 17th to 18th Century - 19th Century The word itself was coined by Sir Thomas More in his book of the same name. Book I represents the negative side of the picture which More intends to create, the statement of what is wrong with "civilization" in his time. A few incidental references comparing the state of affairs in contemporary Europe with the manners and government of a nation on a remote island called Utopia leads into the discussion in the second book. Utopia is an ideal community or society possessing a perfect socio-politico-legal system. The term has been used to describe both intentional communities that attempt to create an ideal society, and fictional societies portrayed in literature.

The section of the book dealing with the outlawing of machinery has attracted special attention from students of utopian literature because of its possible bearing on the attitude of certain philosophers who viewed the industrial revolution with alarm and warned of the menace of the machine age. Utopia and dystopia are genres of speculative fiction that explore social and political structures. Utopian fiction portrays a setting that agrees with the author's ethos, having various attributes of another reality intended to appeal to readers. Dystopian fiction (sometimes combined with but distinct from apocalyptic literature) offers the opposite: the portrayal of a setting that completely. In the following sections, I have listed a selection of utopian fiction as an introduction to the genre for the interested reader. For each book, I have noted the publication date, the country of the author, and a very brief synopsis of the plot and description of the utopian society. Nov 25,  · Utopian Fiction Definition - Book genre definitions and examples for all book genres, including the utopian genre and all other fiction genres. Utopian Fiction Definition - Book genre definitions and examples for all book genres, including the utopian genre and all other fiction genres.5/5.

More’s book Utopia, published in , describes an ideal utopian society, and his vision has ever since served as a touchstone for philosophers, public servants, and fiction writers alike. To this day, utopian studies is offered in philosophy departments at major universities. The Cambridge Companion to Utopian Literature (Cambridge Companions to Literature) 1st Edition. by Gregory Claeys (Author) › Visit Amazon's Gregory Claeys Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Cited by: This is a list of notable works of dystopian literature. A dystopia is an unpleasant (typically repressive) society, often propagandized as being utopian. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction states that dystopian works depict a negative view of "the way the world is supposedly going in order to provide urgent propaganda for a change in direction.". Dec 19,  · The History Of The Dystopian Novel Actually Begins With A Book About The Perfect Society. Utopian literature embodied humanity's hope for society, not just our fears. Author: Charlotte Ahlin.