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The Rabbit Hole: Politics & Prose

Apr 6, 2021

In literature, one of the most argued over genres is that of dystopian fiction. While other book styles have produced their own share of adjectival language (think Dickensian or Homeric), there are few more instantly understandable than those of the anti-utopian novelists, for example, “Orwellian” or “ultra-violent.” How is it that these types of novel became so entwined with our culture that they become accessible language that even non-readers are comfortable using?

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