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- DescriptionThis classic Swedish vel envisioned a future of drab terror. Seen through the eyes of idealistic scientist Leo Kall, Kallocain's depiction of a totalitarian world state is a montage of what velist Karin Boye had seen or sensed in 1930s Russia and Germany. Its central idea grew from the rumors of truth drugs that ensured the subservience of every citizen to the state.
- Author BiographyKarin Boye (1900-1941) was a Swedish poet and novelist whose suicide in 1941 amid the shambles of a war-racked Europe reflects the fate of a whole generation of writers. Her first novel, Astarte, appeared in 1931.
- Author(s)Karin Boye
- PublisherUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Date of Publication30/04/2002
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleLibrary of World Fiction S.
- Place of PublicationWisconsin
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Wisconsin Press
- Weight272 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Translated byGustaf Lannestock
- Introduction byRichard B. Vowles
- Edition StatementNew edition
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