Coming of age in a dystopia by altivo []
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by Edgar Pangborn

  Print book : Fiction  |  1st Old Earth Books ed

Coming of age in a dystopia   (2010-01-15)


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by altivo

Pangborn's Davy is a classic work of its time, reflecting the building angst and restlessness of a new generation, one that, unlike its immediate predecessors, had social and political ideals and did not accept the status quo of its parents and grandparents. The novel can be read as a commentary on the society of the post-war age, and Davy is as much a young man of the "love generation" as he is of his own time, hundreds of years in the future. His experiences and conclusions continue to ring true even now, half a century after the book was written. Probably Pangborn's great masterpiece, the book was a cult classic when new, passed among teens and college students along with The Harrad Experiment (Robert H. Rimmer) and of course, Stranger in a Strange Land (Robert A. Heinlein.) Recommended reading for all generations.

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