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The One State is the perfect society, ruled over by the enlightened Benefactor. It is a city made almost entirely of glass, where surveillance is universal and life runs according to algorithmic rules to ensure perfect happiness. And D-503, the Builder, is the ideal citizen, at least until he meets I-330, who opens his eyes to new ideas of love, sex and freedom.

A foundational work of dystopian fiction, inspiration for both Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Huxley's Brave New World, WE is a book of radical imaginings - of control and rebellion, surveillance and power, machine intelligence and human inventiveness, sexuality and desire. In this brilliant new translation, it is both a warning and a hope for a better world.

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Yevgeny Zamyatin, introduced by Margaret Atwood


A brilliant new translation of the dystopian classic that influenced George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, introduced by Margaret Atwood

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It is in effect a study of the Machine, the genie that man has thoughtlessly let out of its bottle and cannot put back again


The best single work of science fiction yet written URSULA K. LE GUIN

Product details

Authors Yevgeny Zamyatin
Assisted by Margaret Atwood (Introduction), Bela Shayevich (Translation)
Publisher Canongate Books
Languages English
Product format Paperback
Released 31.05.2021
EAN 9781838852368
ISBN 978-1-83885-236-8
Dimensions 130 mm x 196 mm x 17 mm
Series The canons
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

FICTION / Classics, Fiction in translation, Classic fiction

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