More, Huxley, Eggers, and the utopian/dystopian tradition

Arden Henley
Tuesday 12 April 2022

Herman, Peter C. 2018. Renaissance and Reformation/Renaissance et Réforme 41, no. 3: 165-193.

Peter C. Herman argues that Thomas More’s novel Utopia, Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World, and Dave Eggers’s novel The Circle each present an ideal reality or utopia which have since drawn criticism from readers both at the time and now. Herman argues that many elements of these utopias are direct responses to specific political situations, and thus implies that these authors leave the interpretations and the question of utopia or dystopia up to their readers. 


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