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3 years, 10 months ago at Nov 23 22:18
Decisamente geniale, soprattutto se pensiamo che fu scritto prima che venisse scoperto il DNA. Viene descritta una società per molti versi ideale (nessuno ha pensieri negativi, ognuno ha il suo posto nel mondo, non un lamento, ci si accontenta di quello che si ha), ma il modo in cui tale società perfetta è stata creata e raggiunta fa rabbrividire; vengono tolte le libertà primarie che ci rendo... read more

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3 years, 7 months ago at Feb 19 11:18
Theme song: Wake Up, by the Arcade Fire

Ah, dystopian goodness! Another not-so-uplifting story about technological fascism; to be fair, this was one of the first.
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Description: "Community, Identity, Stability" is the motto of Aldous Huxley's utopian World State. Here everyone consumes daily grams of soma, to fight depression, babies are born in laboratories, and the most popular form of entertainment is a "Feelie," a movie that stimulates the senses of sight, hearing, and touch. Though th ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Release date: 31 December 1969
ISBN-10 : 0060929871 | ISBN-13: 9780060929879
Fiction (12), Dystopia (7), Future (6), Science Fiction (6), Sci-fi (5), Classic (5), Dystopian (5), Utopia (4), SF (3), Sci Fi (3), Scifi (3), Literature (3), Banned/challenged (2), Dystopic (2), Social Commentary (2), Cloning (2), 4/08 (1), Technology (1), Swap Shelf (1), Politis (1)
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“Decisamente geniale, soprattutto se pensiamo che fu scritto prima che venisse scoperto il DNA. Viene descritta una società per molti versi ideale (nessuno ha pensieri negativi, ognuno ha il suo posto nel mondo, non un lamento, ci si accontenta di quello che si ha), ma il modo in cui tale società perfetta è stata creata e raggiunta fa rabbrividire; vengono tolte le libertà primarie che ci rendono, alla fine, umani... Libertà di pensiero, di riflessione, di amare, di lottare per degli ideali... Una sorta di disillusione di chi aspira un giorno ad un mondo perfetto: per raggiungere tale condizione, dovremmo annullare la nostra natura di uomini. Assolutamente da leggere.” read more


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