We

Author(s): Yevgeny Zamyatin; Bela Shayevich (Translator); Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)

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A radical new translation of the dystopian classic that influenced George Orwell and Aldous Huxley, introduced by Margaret Atwood. 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 Chief Engineer D -503 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. It is both a warning and a hope for a better world. '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' - GEORGE ORWELL

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General Fields

  • : 9781838850586
  • : Canongate Books
  • : Canongate Books
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Yevgeny Zamyatin; Bela Shayevich (Translator); Margaret Atwood (Introduction by)
  • : Hardback
  • : 336