dystopia

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dystopia

the reverse of UTOPIA, a possible or imaginary social place which is the worst of possible worlds.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000

Dystopia

Eagerness (See ZEAL.)
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley’s grim picture of the future, where scientific and social developments have turned life into a tragic travesty. [Br. Lit.: Magill I, 79]
Erewhon
inhabitants worship superficiality, unreason, inconsistency, and evasion: a lampoon of 19th-century society. [Br. Lit.: Erewhon in Haydn & Fuller, 239]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Regarding antiutopia as a variety of the age-old genre of satire, Krishan Kumar believes that in the beginning, throughout the three centuries that succeeded Morus, antiutopia was often included and concealed in utopia.
Lo es por tratarse de un subgenero tipico como es la descripcion de una antiutopia; no lo es, en tanto es una alegoria de dos infiernos contemporaneos: ese infierno en la esquina occidental de Suramerica llamado Colombia, y ese otro infierno en forma de pelota entre Venus y Marte que habitamos casi siete mil millones de personas a comienzos del siglo XXI.
Deceptively simple and powerfully evocative, "Peach Blossom Spring" may be described in various critical terms, including utopia, antiutopia, paradise lost, and the golden past.