"Civilization"

Title"Civilization"
Year for Search2004
AuthorsBoudinot, Ryan(b. 1972)
Secondary TitleMcSweeney's
Volume / Edition [no. 14]
Pagination69-77
Date PublishedEarly Fall 2004
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia. A society where teenagers may be required to kill their parents as a duty; parents are expected to cooperate. No justification given. Refers to Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) as important early literature, but it is a Nineteen Eighty-Four rewritten to reflect current expectations.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Best of McSweeney’s Volume 2. Ed. Dave Eggers (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2005), 20-32.

Info Notes

Cover title Timothy McSweeney’s at war for the forseeable future and he’s never been so scared

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Author Note

(b. 1972)

Full Text

2004 Boudinot, Ryan (b. 1972). “Civilization.” McSweeney’s, [no. 14] (Early Fall 2004): 69-77. [Cover title Timothy McSweeney’s at war for the forseeable future and he’s never been so scared]. Rpt. in The Best of McSweeney’s Volume 2. Ed. Dave Eggers (London: Hamish Hamilton, 2005), 20-32. PSt

Dystopia. A society where teenagers may be required to kill their parents as a duty; parents are expected to cooperate. No justification given. Refers to Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) as important early literature, but it is a Nineteen Eighty-Four rewritten to reflect current expectations. U. S. author.