We, Understanding the Psychology of Romantic Love

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Before Brave New World... Before 1984...There was...

WE

In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primi

Before Brave New World... Before 1984...There was...

WE

In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now, with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier -- and whatever alien species are to be found there -- will be subjugated to the beneficent yoke of reason.

One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful 1-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery -- or rediscovery -- of inner space...and that disease the ancients called the soul.

A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, We is the classic dystopian novel. Its message of hope and warning is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning.

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Ha scritto il 25/09/12
Who am I...
... to contradict people the calibre of Ursula K. LeGuin and George Orwell, for whom this is a sf masterpiece? No one, that's the truth. Just a woman that tried to read this book and for its whole length was on the brim of throwing it out the window. ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 09/06/11
Zamyatin’s We takes me a long, long time to finish. It’s a difficult, but very rewarding read. When reading We, I am constantly reminded of other modernist works, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier in particular since both novel share with this impre ...Continua
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Ha scritto il 22/11/10
Mathematic perfection is here!
"We" was considered a must read by Orwell and this should say everything about it!! And yes if you read already Orwell master pieces you will surely find a lot of common things but beware this book was written before :)
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Ha scritto il 22/08/10
SPOILER ALERT
"Interstellar Overdrive"
The book was first published in English in 1924. It had actually been written in 1920-21. This is a new translation from the (restored) 1988 Russian text.
PLOT:
The book is written in a diary form to "an unknown reader"and is divided in 40
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Ha scritto il 24/03/07
Another leap into the classics. I do not recall much from this, but it is in the same vein as 1984 and Brave New World.
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