Tag: Chernyshevsky

Crystal City

Crystal City

This essay looks at two conflicts which emerged in my reading of We,┬áZamyatin’s dystopia and a precursor of 1984 and Brave New World. First, I examine the tension between contentment and freedom, a dilemma which quickly emerges upon entering Zamyatin’s nightmarish paradise of OneState. I then look at the question of the slavishly rationalist OneState…

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