Dystopian Fiction: A Cultural Combat Debate

IB English A: Language & Literature: Dystopian Fiction: A Cultural Combat Debate

The academic and expert on dystopian fiction, Gregory Claeys, claims that the dystopian genre emerges in the late 19th century as a response to Edward Bellamy’s Looking Backward (1888). Bellamy’s popular novel, translated into more than 20 languages, imagines a future of equality in which crime, war, and hatred no longer exist. Dystopian fiction, projecting into a near future, responds to this ostensibly positive...


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