dystopian novel

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13:57 Feb 18, 2010
English to Danish translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
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English term or phrase: dystopian novel
Definition from Robert Harris - VirtualSalt:
An anti-utopian novel where, instead of a paradise, everything has gone wrong in the attempt to create a perfect society. See utopian novel. Examples: * George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four * Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Example sentence(s):
  • Written by Stephen King under the penname of Richard Bachman, “The Running Man” is a fantastic dystopian novel about a frightening future where ratings and entertainment takes form in a man hunt, and where even the “winners” are losers. Jamie Frater
  • Anthony Burgess' "A Clockwork Orange" is one of the most artfully crafted dystopian novels ever penned, rivaled only by Jack Womack's "Random Acts of Senseless Violence." Mac Tonnies
  • In every dystopian novel, the individual is of little, if any consequence, the desire being for uniformity within society. BBC
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5 +1dystopisk roman
Trine Mühlhausen


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dystopisk roman

Definition from wikipedia:
Dystopi (af græsk: dys, "dårlig" + topos, "sted", dvs. dårligt eller forkert sted). Dystopisk er det modsatte af utopisk.

En dystopisk verden er den værste af alle verdener, eller en verden/et samfund, som af forskellige grunde er uønskelig.

Example sentence(s):
  • [om George Orwell] Selv den dag i dag bruges hans store dystopiske roman Nineteen Eigthy-Four (dansk: 1984) i den kritiske debat, f.eks. i forbindelse med den amerikanske terrorlovgivning. - Litteratursiden.dk  
Trine Mühlhausen
Native speaker of: Danish

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Yes  Anders Larsen: Example sentence: "Zamyatin færdiggjorde sin dystopiske roman We omkring 1921, hvorefter..." - www.fantascifi.org
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