A Citizen s Guide to Life in Hell Suicide and Solidarity as Expressions of Selfhood in Dystopian Literature Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty first Dystopian fiction has received both popular and critical attention with its depictions of speculative societies governed by oppressive power

  • Title: A Citizen's Guide to Life in Hell: Suicide and Solidarity as Expressions of Selfhood in Dystopian Literature
  • Author: Daniel Davis Wood
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  • Page: 340
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  • Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty first, Dystopian fiction has received both popular and critical attention with its depictions of speculative societies governed by oppressive powers that endanger both the lives and the identities of their individual subjects This study argues that, by virtue of such oppression, a Dystopian society is an unequivocally Throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty first, Dystopian fiction has received both popular and critical attention with its depictions of speculative societies governed by oppressive powers that endanger both the lives and the identities of their individual subjects This study argues that, by virtue of such oppression, a Dystopian society is an unequivocally bad place bad for the oppressor as well as the oppressed even though many contemporary critics of Dystopian fiction would challenge this claim by advancing a equivocal, somewhat relativist understanding of the constitutive qualities of a Dystopia Arguing against these critics by theorising a position from which Dystopia is understood as an unequivocally bad place, this study goes on to interpret several classic Dystopian texts by George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, Aldous Huxley, Margaret Atwood, and Yevgeny Zamyatin, in a broader effort to consider how such texts actively generate the popular and critical attention that Dystopian fiction has received.

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      Daniel Davis Wood teaches literature at ArtsEd in London He received his PhD in Literary Studies from the University of Melbourne, Australia, where he was a tutor and lecturer from 2009 to 2012 In 2014 he won the Viva La Novella Prize for his d but novel, BLOOD AND BONE He is also the author of FOR ARGUMENT S SAKE ESSAYS ON LITERATURE and the editor of a collection of academic essays on the celebrated African American writer Edward P Jones He regularly writes literary criticism online at danieldaviswood.



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