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We - Yevgeny Zamyatin, Clarence Brown
We
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In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity - until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual... show more
In a glass-enclosed city of absolute straight lines, ruled over by the all-powerful 'Benefactor', the citizens of the totalitarian society of OneState live out lives devoid of passion and creativity - until D-503, a mathematician who dreams in numbers, makes a discovery: he has an individual soul. This is the dystopian novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140185850 (0140185852)
ASIN: 140185852
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 We -- a prototypical dystopian novel
D-503, a true believer in the authoritarian future he finds himself in, has his faith in the structures of society shaken by love. <-- a quick and dirty recap of We, D-503's diary. The world-building in these older dystopias is very different from today's, but you can draw a straight line from We (t...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it
2.5 [Book Review] We
Several things drew me to We. Comparison to 1984 is unavoidable, yet it predates it by several decades. A science fiction dystopia written in 1921 Russia that is still being read and discussed today seems like the type of foundation literature I should be familiar with. The book is definitely an i...
pareidolia
pareidolia rated it
While reading this, the predominant picture in my mind was a game of X's and O's.O being the known variable here, X the great unknown, the missing figure – the mysterious woman.Mathematical metaphors run heavy through We, this predecessor to classic dystopian novels like 1984 and Brave New World. Za...
It's a Books World
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2.0 Review: We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Goodreads summary: The citizens of the One State live in a condition of 'mathematically infallible happiness'. D-503 decides to keep a diary of his days working for the collective good in this clean, blue city state where nature, privacy and individual liberty have been eradicated. But over the cour...
warren
warren rated it
It's possible that since I neither read nor speak Russian something was lost in the translation.
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