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Book Discussion: "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin

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Wed, December 16, 2020
07:00PM - 08:30PM
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Kathy Christie '85 MS '86

We are looking forward to discussing "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin

Yevgeny Zamyatin's "We" is set in an urban glass city called OneState, regulated by spies and secret police. Citizens of the tyrannical OneState wear identical clothing and are distinguished only by the number assigned to them at birth. The story follows a man called D-503, who dangerously begins to veer from the 'norms' of society after meeting I-330, a woman who defies the rules. D-503 soon finds himself caught up in a secret plan to destroy OneState and liberate the city. The failed utopia of We has been compared to the works of H.G. Wells, George Orwell, and Aldous Huxley. It was the first novel banned by the Soviets in 1921, and was finally published in its home country over a half-century later.

"The best single work of science fiction yet written." — Ursula K. Le Guin

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Book Discussion: "We" by Yevgeny Zamyatin
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM

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