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The Resource Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction, by Thomas Horan, (electronic resource)

Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction, by Thomas Horan, (electronic resource)

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Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction
Title
Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction
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by Thomas Horan
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Language
eng
Summary
This book assesses key works of twentieth-century dystopian fiction, including Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, to demonstrate that the major authors of this genre locate empathy and morality in eroticism. Taken together, these books delineate a subset of politically conscious speculative literature, which can be understood collectively as projected political fiction. While Thomas Horan addresses problematic aspects of this subgenre, particularly sexist and racist stereotypes, he also highlights how some of these texts locate social responsibility in queer and other non-heteronormative sexual relationships, anticipating the ideas of various cultural theorists. In these novels, even when the illicit relationship itself is truncated, sexual desire fosters hope and community.--
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Horan, Thomas
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Palgrave Studies in Utopianism
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  • Literature
  • History, Modern
  • Civilization
  • Intellectual life
  • Comparative literature
  • Literature
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Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction, by Thomas Horan, (electronic resource)
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Sexualized Proletariat in Jack London’s The Iron Heel -- 3. Redemptive Atavism in Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We -- 4. The Sexual Life of the Savage in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World -- 5. Katherine Burdekin’s Swastika Night, a Gay Romance -- 6. Distortions of Queer Desire in Ayn Rand’s Anthem -- 7. Desire and Empathy in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four -- 8. Ludic Perversions and Enduring Communities in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale -- 9. Conclusion
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978-3-319-70675-7
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1 online resource (X, 212 pages)
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  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9783319706757
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10.1007/978-3-319-70675-7
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access
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remote
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(OCoLC)1023426970
Label
Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction, by Thomas Horan, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-70675-7
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Sexualized Proletariat in Jack London’s The Iron Heel -- 3. Redemptive Atavism in Yevgeny Zamyatin’s We -- 4. The Sexual Life of the Savage in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World -- 5. Katherine Burdekin’s Swastika Night, a Gay Romance -- 6. Distortions of Queer Desire in Ayn Rand’s Anthem -- 7. Desire and Empathy in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four -- 8. Ludic Perversions and Enduring Communities in Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale -- 9. Conclusion
Control code
978-3-319-70675-7
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 212 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9783319706757
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-70675-7
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1023426970

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