A Grenade with the Fuse Lit: William S. Burroughs and Retroactive Utopias in Cities of the Red Night.
Utopian Studies 2010, Jan, 21, 1
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Abstract In 1981, William S. Burroughs--often considered a writer of devastatingly apocalyptic dystopian vision--published "Cities of the Red Night," his first foray into utopian writing. This article examines Burroughs's conception of the "retroactive utopia." It highlights Burroughs's ambivalence toward utopian projects and invokes both his hope and his disappointment in the ability for utopian writing to engender political change.
- Category: Religion & Spirituality
- Published: 01 January 2010
- Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 32 Pages
- Language: English