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0241355583
Book:Kallocain; Karin Boye; translated by David McDuff:2019 Kallocain; Karin Boye; translated by David McDuff
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Author: Boye, Karin
Author: MacDuff, David
Year: 2019
Language: English
Type: Book
Class Number: F
Category: Fiction
Publisher: Penguin Classics, 2019
Physical or Electronic: Physical
ISBN: 9780241355589
Notes:
Translated from the Swedish
Written midway between 'Brave New World' and 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', as the terrible events of the Second World War were unfolding, Kallocain depicts a totalitarian 'World State' which seeks to crush the individual entirely. In this desolate, paranoid landscape of 'police eyes' and 'police ears', the obedient citizen and middle-ranking scientist Leo Kall discovers a drug that will force anyone who takes it to tell the truth. But can private thought really be obliterated? Karin Boye's chilling novel of creeping alienation shows the dangers of acquiescence and the power of resistance, no matter how futile.
Additional information: 192 pages, 20 cm, pbk
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