dystopian novel

Swedish translation: dystopi

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English term or phrase:dystopian novel
Swedish translation:dystopi

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13:57 Feb 18, 2010
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English term or phrase: dystopian novel
Definition from Robert Harris - VirtualSalt:
An anti-utopian novel where, instead of a paradise, everything has gone wrong in the attempt to create a perfect society. See utopian novel. Examples: * George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four * Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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  • Written by Stephen King under the penname of Richard Bachman, “The Running Man” is a fantastic dystopian novel about a frightening future where ratings and entertainment takes form in a man hunt, and where even the “winners” are losers. Jamie Frater
  • Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" is one of the most artfully crafted dystopian novels ever penned, rivaled only by Jack Womack's "Random Acts of Senseless Violence." Mac Tonnies
  • In every dystopian novel, the individual is of little, if any consequence, the desire being for uniformity within society. BBC
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dystopi
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dystopi´, litterär skildring av ett inhumant, oftast totalitärt framtida samhälle. Exempel är Aldous Huxleys Du sköna nya värld (1932), Karin Boyes Kallocain (1940) och George Orwells 1984 (1949). Jämför utopi.
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Definition from Nationalencyklopedin:
dystopi´, litterär skildring av ett inhumant, oftast totalitärt framtida samhälle. Exempel är Aldous Huxleys Du sköna nya värld (1932), Karin Boyes Kallocain (1940) och George Orwells 1984 (1949). Jämför utopi.

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  • Vägen av Cormac McCarthy är också en tung postapokalyptisk dystopi, men där bjuder författaren på lite hopp i slutet, inget sådant tjaffs i Efter floden. Vill du ha din dystopi blytung och välskriven så är Efter floden något för dig, men letar du efter något glatt och trevligt så skall du inte läsa Jersilds bok. - Drömmarnas berg - SF, Fantasy och Skrä  
  • Det är en dystopi, och i dystopin finns ett utopiskt liv; man ska antingen skaffa man och barn, eller göra karriär. Har man inte uppnått det som kvinna vid 50 års ålder (som man vid 60) blir man slussad till en enhet avskärmad från verkligheten. - Svenska Bokbloggar  
  • Nyspråk, icke-person, Storebror och tankepolis – ord som alla kommer från en och samma roman: 1900-­talets mest kända dystopi, George Orwells ”1984”. - Dagens Nyheter  
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