Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide

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Booker, M. Keith. Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 1994.

Rev. Arthur O. Lewis, SFRA Review #215 (Jan./Feb. 1995): 17-25, who says that Booker covers well A. Huxley's Brave New World, Y. Zamyatin's We, G. Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985), H. G. Wells's When the Sleeper Wakes; K. Čapek's R.U.R., METROPOLIS and some 13 other dystopian plays and 12 other dystopian films (23), putting them in the context of fairly recent intellectual history.

Part Four deals with those 14 important dystopian plays, including Čapek's R. U. R. Part Five deals with dystopian films, including METROPOLIS.

RDE, 20/01/95; finishing 21Oct23