„Manuel de survie à l’usage des incapables” of Thomas Gunzig: Orwellian dystopia in Belgian

Alicja Ślusarska

Abstract


As George Orwell did with 1984, Thomas Gunzig gives us in his misleading novel a dystopian vision of the world, a distorted reflection of our everyday life, an acid pamphlet of an ultra-materialistic society. The Belgian writer fits his novel in that of George Orwell according to his own referents. The purpose of this paper is therefore to identify links of filiation, structural and thematic analogies with the Orwelian text while revealing the specificity of the Belgian novel.


Keywords


dystopia, Gunzig, Orwell, Belgian novel

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17951/lsmll.2019.43.1.129-136
Data publikacji: 2019-04-30 09:43:22
Data złożenia artykułu: 2018-10-29 23:10:34

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