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PostSubject: Utopian / Dystopian Short Stories?   Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:20 pm

I am looking for short stories to take into class. Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" is already part of the programme, any other suggestions on material I could use in a unit on utopian or dystopian future scenarios?

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PostSubject: Re: Utopian / Dystopian Short Stories?   Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:38 pm

Hey Laura!

I've been into Dystopian/Utopian works ever since I read 1984 by Orwell, and The Giver by Lois Lowry.

My favorites:

- Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut
http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/hb.html


- The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula le Guinne
- http://mrhughesapenglish.blogspot.com/2007/10/ones-who-walked-away-from-omelas-text.html
[I'm sorry I couldn't find a better link, but this is all I could find]

-The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster
http://brighton.ncsa.uiuc.edu/prajlich/forster.html



If you want a full list of Dystopian literature, Wikipedia has a good one:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_dystopian_literature


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PostSubject: Re: Utopian / Dystopian Short Stories?   Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:08 pm

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., rocked my world. If this is for your high school kids, that's definitely a good choice.
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