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The Utopia Reader

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9780814715710

ISBN10:
0814715710
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/1/1999
Publisher(s):
New York University Press
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Summary

Utopian literature has given voice to the hopes and fears of the human race from its earliest days to the present. The only single-volume anthology of its kind,The Utopia Readerencompasses the entire spectrum and history of utopian writing-from the Old Testament and Plato'sRepublic, to Sir Thomas More'sUtopiaand George Orwell's twentieth century dystopia,Nineteen Eighty-Four, through to the present day.The editors of this definitive collection demonstrate the various ways in which utopias have been used throughout history as veiled criticism of existing conditions and how peoples excluded from the dominant discourse-such as women and minorities-have used the form to imagine empowering alternatives to present circumstances.An engaging tour through the dissident, polemic, and satirical tradition of utopian writing,The Utopia Readerultimately provides a telling portrait of civilization's persistent need to imagine and construct ideal societies.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction
1(5)
Utopianism before Thomas More
6(71)
The Golden Age
7(2)
Hesiod, Works and Days
7(1)
Ovid, Metamorphosis
8(1)
Vergil, Fourth Eclogue
8(1)
Earthly Paradises
9(4)
The Garden of Eden
9(1)
Genesis
9(3)
The Elysian Fields
12(1)
Pindar, Fragments
12(1)
Islands of the Blest
12(1)
Horace, Epode 16
12(1)
The Middle Ages
13(2)
Eden
13(1)
Dracontius
13(1)
The Land of Prester John
14(1)
The Lawgivers
15(12)
Solon
15(1)
Lycurgus
16(11)
Utopias and Utopian Satires
27(39)
Plato, Republic
27(29)
Aristophanes, Ecclesiazusae
56(3)
The Prophets
59(1)
Isaiah
59(1)
Hellenistic Utopias
60(1)
Iambulus, Heliopolis
60(4)
Saturnalia
64(1)
Lucian, Saturnalia
64(2)
The Millennium
66(2)
The Revelation of St. John
67(1)
II Baruch
67(1)
Monasticism
68(3)
The Rule of St. Benedict
68(2)
The Rule of St. Francis
70(1)
The Cockaigne
71(6)
Telecleides
71(1)
Cockaigne
71(6)
The Sixteenth Century
77(27)
Utopia
77(17)
Thomas More
The Abbey of Theleme
94(5)
Francois Rabelais
Of the Cannibals
99(5)
Michel de Montaigne
The Seventeenth Century
104(37)
Mundus alter et idem
104(1)
Joseph Hall
The Tempest
105(36)
William Shakespeare
The City of the Sun
106(12)
Tommaso Campanella
New Atlantis
118(8)
Francis Bacon
The Law of Freedom in a Platform
126(2)
Gerrard Winstanley
The Inventory of Judgements Commonwealth
128(9)
Margaret Cavendish
The Commonwealth of Oceana
137(4)
James Harrington
The Eighteenth Century
141(41)
Gulliver's Travels
141(11)
Jonathan Swift
Memoirs of the Year Two Thousand Five Hundred
152(11)
Louis Sebastien Mercier
L'andrographe
163(7)
Nicolas-Edme Restif de la Bretonne
Enquiry Concerning Political Justice
170(5)
William Godwin
Greenfield Hill
175(1)
Timothy Dwight
Sketch for a Historical Picture of the Progress of the Human Mind
176(4)
Antoine-Nicolas de Condorcet
The Constitution of Spensonia
180(2)
Thomas Spence
The Nineteenth Century
182(130)
Communal Societies as Utopias
182(8)
Shakers
182(1)
The Shaker Compendium
183(1)
Frederick William Evans
The Millennial Laws
183(2)
Shaker Covenant
185(1)
Amana or the Community of True Inspiration
186(1)
The Twenty-One Rules
186(4)
Oneida
190(2)
System of Criticism
191(1)
Selections Describing the Phalanstery
192(10)
Charles Fourier
American Fourierism
199(1)
Association
200(2)
Albert Brisbane
Sketch of a New Political System
202(4)
Charles Henri de Saint-Simon
The Paradise within Reach of All Men
206(1)
John Adolphus Etzler
The Book of the New Moral World
207(12)
Robert Owen
Voyage to Icaria
219(8)
Etienne Cabet
The Communist Manifesto
227(2)
Karl Marx
Friedrich Engels
Erewhon
229(11)
Samuel Butler
Looking Backward: 2000--1887
240(33)
Edward Bellamy
News from Nowhere
273(19)
William Morris
Caesar's Column
292(9)
Ignatius Donnelly
A Traveler from Altruria
301(11)
William Dean Howells
The Twentieth Century
312(109)
A Modern Utopia
312(7)
H. G. Wells
Herland
319(10)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
We
329(15)
Yvgeni Zamiatin
Swastika Night
344(3)
Katherine Burdekin
Brave New World
347(16)
Aldous Huxley
Brave New World Revisited
362(1)
Darkness and the Light
363(9)
Olaf Stapledon
Walden Two
372(26)
B. F. Skinner
``Walden Two Revisited''
390(8)
Nineteen Eighty-Four
398(9)
George Orwell
``The Day before the Revolution''
407(14)
Ursula K. Le Guin
About the Editors 421


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