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Transformations of Language in Modern Dystopias
David W. Sisk
Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Number 75 Donald Palumbo, Series Adviser
GREENWOOD PRESS
Westport, Connecticut • London
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Sisk David W., 1963-
Transformations of language in modern dystopias / David W. Sisk. p. cm.--(Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, ISSN 0193-6875; no. 75) Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN 0-313-30411-4 (alk. paper)
1. Science fiction, English--History and criticism. 2. Dystopias in literature. 3. English fiction--20th century--History and criticism. 4. American fiction--20th century--History and criticism. 5. Science fiction, American--History and criticism. 6. More, Thomas, Sir, Saint, 1478-1535--Influence. 7. More, Thomas, Sir, Saint, 1478-1535. Utopia. 8. Language and culture. 9. Future in literature. I. Title. II. Series. PR888.D96S57 1997

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All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced, by any process or technique, without the express written consent of the publisher. Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 97-9378
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ISSN: 0193-68752
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Copyright Acknowledgments
The author and publisher gratefully acknowledge permission for use of the following material: | |Excerpts from The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. Copyright © 1985 by O. W. Toad, Ltd. First American Edition 1986. | | |Reprinted by permission of Houghton Mifflin...