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The Resource The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys

The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys

Label
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature
Title
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregory Claeys
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since the publication of Thomas More's genre-defining work Utopia in 1516, the field of utopian literature has evolved into an ever-expanding domain. This Companion presents an extensive historical survey of the development of utopianism, from the publication of Utopia to today's dark and despairing tendency towards dystopian pessimism, epitomised by works such as George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale. Chapters address the difficult definition of the concept of utopia, and consider its relation to science fiction and other literary genres. The volume takes an innovative approach to the major themes predominating within the utopian and dystopian literary tradition, including feminism, romance and ecology, and explores in detail the vexed question of the purportedly 'western' nature of the concept of utopia. The reader is provided with a balanced overview of the evolution and current state of a long-standing, rich tradition of historical, political and literary scholarship."
Member of
Cataloging source
BOS
Dewey number
809 .93372
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN56.U8
LC item number
C36 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Claeys, Gregory
Series statement
  • Cambridge companions to topics
  • Cambridge companions to literature and classics
  • Cambridge companions complete collection
  • Cambridge collections online
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Utopias in literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Utopias
  • Science fiction, English
  • Literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Science fiction, English
  • Utopias
  • Utopias in literature
  • Literatur
  • Utopie
  • Utopische Literatur
  • Utopie
  • Literatur
  • Anti-Utopie
  • Englisch
  • Utopias in literature
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Utopias
  • Science fiction
  • Utopier i litteraturen
  • Dystopier i litteraturen
  • Englisch
Label
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from home page (viewed Oct. 8, 2010)
  • Digital object identifier: 10.1017/CCOL9780521886659
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The origins of dystopia : Wells, Huxley and Orwell
  • Gergory Claeys
  • Utopia, dystopia and science fiction
  • Peter Fitting
  • Utopia and romance
  • Patrick Parrinder
  • Feminism and utopianism
  • Alessa Johns
  • Colonial and postcolonial utopias
  • Lyman Tower Sargent
  • The concept of utopia
  • 'Non-western' utopian traditions
  • Jacqueline Dutton
  • Ecology and dystopia
  • Brian Stableford
  • Fátima Vieira
  • Thomas More's Utopia : sources, legacy, and interpretation
  • J.C. Davis
  • Utopianism after More : the Renaissance and Enlightenment
  • Nicole Phol
  • Paradise transformed : varieties of nineteenth-century utopias
  • Kenneth M. Roemer
Control code
669197302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521714143
Lccn
2010021486
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
3284414
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669197302
Label
The Cambridge companion to utopian literature, edited by Gregory Claeys
Publication
Note
  • Title from home page (viewed Oct. 8, 2010)
  • Digital object identifier: 10.1017/CCOL9780521886659
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The origins of dystopia : Wells, Huxley and Orwell
  • Gergory Claeys
  • Utopia, dystopia and science fiction
  • Peter Fitting
  • Utopia and romance
  • Patrick Parrinder
  • Feminism and utopianism
  • Alessa Johns
  • Colonial and postcolonial utopias
  • Lyman Tower Sargent
  • The concept of utopia
  • 'Non-western' utopian traditions
  • Jacqueline Dutton
  • Ecology and dystopia
  • Brian Stableford
  • Fátima Vieira
  • Thomas More's Utopia : sources, legacy, and interpretation
  • J.C. Davis
  • Utopianism after More : the Renaissance and Enlightenment
  • Nicole Phol
  • Paradise transformed : varieties of nineteenth-century utopias
  • Kenneth M. Roemer
Control code
669197302
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521714143
Lccn
2010021486
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
3284414
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)669197302

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