sábado, janeiro 10, 2009

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

We - Yevgeny Zamyatin

O primeiro romance distópico; a influência mais importante de 1984 de George Orwell; e usando trechos da wikipedia:

It takes the totalitarian and conformative aspects of modern industrial society to an extreme conclusion, depicting a state that believes that free will is the cause of unhappiness

for Orwell and certain others, We "appears to have been the crucial literary experience."

Kurt Vonnegut said that in writing Player Piano (1952) he "cheerfully ripped off the plot of Brave New World, whose plot had been cheerfully ripped off from Eugene Zamiatin's We."[19]

There are literary allusions to Dostoevsky, particularly Notes from Underground and The Brothers Karamazov, and to The Bible

The novel uses mathematical concepts symbolically. The spaceship of which D-503 is supervising the construction is called the Integral, which he hopes will "integrate the grandiose cosmic equation". D-503 also mentions that he is profoundly disturbed by the concept of the square root of -1 -- which is the basis for imaginary numbers (imagination being deprecated by the One State). Zamyatin's point, probably in light of the increasingly dogmatic Soviet government of the time, would seem to be that is that it is impossible to remove all the rebels against a system and he even says this through (ironically) I-330: "There is no final revolution. Revolutions are infinite."[32]


Anonymous Anônimo said...

Entao Piano Player veio de We. Sugestão anotadada para leitura.

3:11 PM  

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