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    Luckhurst, Roger (2017) Utopian literature & science. [Book Review]

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    ALTHOUGH NOT NAMED in the title, this rich and erudite book continually circles around the utopian writings of H. G. Wells and his important role in the dual emergence of the modern, dynamic utopia and the rise of the dystopia at the end of the nineteenth century. Patrick Parrinder's book travels far and wide, to seventeenth-century telescopic and microscopic fancies, nineteenth-century British satirical and racial utopias of Morris, Hudson and Bulwer-Lytton, Kafka's "Metamorphosis," Francis Galton's eugenics and J. B. S. Haldane's rejection of negative eugenics, but it always comes back to H. G. Wells.


    Item Type: Book Review
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 14:02
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:41


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