The Circle

TitleThe Circle
Year for Search2013
AuthorsEggers, Dave(b. 1970)
Date Published2013
PublisherPenguin
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The novel can be read as either a flawed utopia or a dystopia but is a eutopia from the perspective of the protagonist. The Circle is a large corporation that serves a very large and growing part of U. S. business with on line services with the goal of absorbing all world business. The focus of the novel is first on the internal corporate cultural which is designed to absorb all of a worker’s life and make that life known to everyone else in the country. This leads to the idea of everyone becoming “transparent” by wearing a camera that shows what they are seeing at all times. This spreads into the world outside the corporation and particularly to politicians.

Info Notes

A film directed by James Adam Ponsoldt (b. 1978) and written by Ponsoldy and Eggers was released in 2017.

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Author Note

 The author (b. 1970) is the founder of McSweeney’s.

Full Text

2013 Eggers, Dave (b. 1970). The Circle. New York: Penguin. PSt

The novel can be read as either a flawed utopia or a dystopia but is a eutopia from the perspective of the protagonist. The Circle is a large corporation that serves a very large and growing part of U. S. business with on line services with the goal of absorbing all world business. The focus of the novel is first on the internal corporate cultural which is designed to absorb all of a worker’s life and make that life known to everyone else in the country. This leads to the idea of everyone becoming “transparent” by wearing a camera that shows what they are seeing at all times. This spreads into the world outside the corporation and particularly to politicians. A film directed by James Adam Ponsoldt (b. 1978) and written by Ponsoldy and Eggers was released in 2017. The author is the founder of McSweeney’s.