Nowhere is Perfect: French and Francophone Utopias/Dystopias

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As the essays in this volume demonstrate, the utopian - & dystopian - imaginings which constitute French utopian writing find expression through all genres & modes of creation. What they have in common, though, is a dissatisfaction with contemporary society & a determination to explore possibilities for a better life.

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