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Perfect Worlds

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ISBN: 9789089643506 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643506 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Perfect Worlds offers an extensive historical analysis of utopian narratives in the Chinese and Euro-American traditions. This comparative study discusses finally the rise of dystopian writing – a negative expression of the utopian impulse – in Europe and America (Zamyatin, Huxley, Orwell, Bradbury, Atwood) as well as in China (Lao She, Wang Shuo, and others). The author observes that the utopian imagination thrives in a context of secularization. It appears that in the twentieth century the distinction between utopia and dystopia is blurred as a result of the increasing autonomy of the reader. Fokkema argues that in modern times utopianism in China and in the West has developed in opposite directions, each appropriating attitudes from the other culture which originally were considered alien.

The Wondrous Bird's Nest II

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ISBN: 00984644512 9780984644513 Year: Pages: xiii, 187 DOI: 10.7290/V7KW5CX1 Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Wondrous Bird's Nest I

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ISBN: 0984644504 9780984644506 Year: Pages: xxxiv, 190 DOI: 10.7290/V7QN64NR Language: English
Publisher: Newfound Press
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Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea

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Book Series: Mingling Voices ISSN: 19179413 ISBN: 9781897425947 9781897425954 9781926836331 Year: Pages: 185 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Crafting wings out of wax and poems from the underground, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea is a dreamlike voyage through poetic narrative format, blurring the line between poetry and fiction. Exploring the frenetic lives of Mexican cowboys, robots, sultans, Greek gods, and convenience store clerks, Zeus and the Giant Iced Tea shatters preconceived notions of poetry and instead offers a more accessible strain of literary free flow.

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