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Fictional endstates

Duke, George. 1999, Fictional endstates, Ph.D. thesis, School of Literary and Communication Studies, Deakin University.


Title Fictional endstates
Author Duke, George.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Literary and Communication Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 1999
Keyword(s) Orwell, George, 1903-1950 - Criticism and interpretation
Huxley, Aldous, 1894-1963 - Criticism and interpretation
Zamyatin, Yevgeny, 1884-1937 - Criticism and interpretation
Koestler, Arthur, 1905- - Criticism and interpretation
Progress in literature
Summary Studies the intellectual in power striving to realise the universal State or Empire. Examines this theme through the medium of four fictional narratives: Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, Aldous Huxley's Brave new world, Arthur Koestler's Heart of darkness, and George Orwell's Nineteen eighty-four. The hypothesis of the inquiry is that all four of these texts provide fictional redescriptions of a crisis of confidence in the Enlightenment ideal of progress.
Language eng
Description of original vi, 216 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 809.33
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027864

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