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Kallocain - Karin Boye


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Karin Boye has with Kallocain written a 1984, nearly a decennium before George Oweell. An eerie dystopia, but still a faith in humans' ability to create a other, living world.

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Kallocain is a 1940 dystopian novel by Swedish novelist Karin Boye which envisions a future of drab terror. Seen through the eyes of idealistic scientist Leo Kall, Kallocain is a depiction of a totalitarian world state. An important aspect of the novel is the relationships and connections between the various characters, such as the marriage of the main character and his wife Linda Kall, and the feelings of jealousy and suspicion that may arise in a society with heavy surveillance and legal uncertainty.

Please note the book is in Swedish.

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