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Even though the term dystopian was first coined in the 1740s by historian George Claeys, dystopian fiction novels did not become fully defined until the turn of the twentieth century. Written in 1921, Yevgeny Zamyatin’s social satire We laid the foundations for the genre that is now ubiquitous: dystopian fiction. Zamyatin’s We imagines a future […]

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The Book Thief

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak follows the story of Liesel Meminger and her life in Molching, a fictional small town near Munich, under Nazi Germany.