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By John Carey | Comments: ( 159 ) | Date: ( Aug 25, 2019 )

Every age has its utopias, from Plato s Republic to contemporary sci fi visions In this spellbinding anthology John Carey charts the course of every conceivable dream world whether communist, fascist, anarchist, green, golden age, techno fantastic or hermaphroditic combining a broad historical sweep with lively variety An experienced and imaginative anthologist, editEvery age has its utopias, from Plato s Republic to contemporary sci fi visions In this spellbinding anthology John Carey charts the course of every conceivable dream world whether communist, fascist, anarchist, green, golden age, techno fantastic or hermaphroditic combining a broad historical sweep with lively variety An experienced and imaginative anthologist, editor of The Faber Book of Reportage and The Faber Book of Science, Carey has gathered together a vast range of texts from Ancient Egypt to modern California, the authors of which, in different ways, attempt to describe a better world than our own.


  • Title: The Faber Book of Utopias
  • Author: John Carey
  • ISBN: 9780571203178
  • Page: 324
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments The Faber Book of Utopias

  • Ryan Williams

    Despite the title, this is a surprisingly grim work. The problem with utopias, as Carey points out, is they aim for perfection. That sounds noble - at first. But human beings are far from perfect, and so are the societies they build. Utopias cannot tolerate imperfections: they delay our progress to a better world, and bear down on the gifted few who will build it. That tends to mean wiping out a lot of people today for the benefit of people tomorrow.Carey picks excerpts from a variety of works. [...]


  • Shel

    This fantastic compendium of snippets of essays, fictions, speeches, and poetry written by thinkers from 1490 B.C. to 1998 imagines what the world could be. The visions are diverse: serene and tormented, heavenly and horrific.Exploring works from Plato in 360 B.C. to Michio Kaku in 1998, by political figures from Abraham Lincoln to Adolf Hitler, and by philosophers from Thomas Hobbs to Karl Marx, provides a chronological narrative of how utopian ideas have changed over time and been influenced b [...]


  • Samuel Hilton

    There are a view utopias that don't need to be in this book


  • Anne Charnock

    Look no further than John Carey’s compilation of utopias/dystopias to gain a real appreciation of how this form of literature has obsessed writers over millennia. Yes, millennia! From The Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor (anonymous, circa 1940 BC), Homer, Plato, Tacitus, Plutarch, Tao Qian through to Sir Thomas More’s Utopia, Michel de Montaigne’s On Cannibals, Margaret Cavendish, Jonathan Swift, Marquis de Sade, Samuel Butler’s Erewhon (a personal favourite), Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kur [...]


  • Rubi

    I think this is the best compendium of utopias and dystopias one can do. Perfect. A book full of imagination, creativity, desire, hope and much more I can say I will re-read it someday, I'm sure you can imagine how much I have enjoyed this book!


  • Juraj Holub

    Fantastic anthology of utopias and dystopias across the human history Particularly brilliant: - Plato- Plutarch- Oscar Wild- Thomas More- Michel de Montagne- Barbara Goodwin- Big dystopian 4 - Zamyatin, Huxley, Orwell, Vonnegut


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