The Fool's Dream: The Fall of Another New Eden and the Utopian Appeal of Ethnic Solidarity (Critical Essay) By Utopian Studies

The Fool's Dream: The Fall of Another New Eden and the Utopian Appeal of Ethnic Solidarity (Critical Essay)

By Utopian Studies

  • Release Date: 2007-03-22
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality

The Fool's Dream: The Fall of Another New Eden and the Utopian Appeal of Ethnic Solidarity (Critical Essay) By Utopian Studies. Normally, this book will cost you $5.99, Here you can download thousands of books in PDF file format for free without needing the extra spent money. Click the download button above or alternative link below to download thousands of books in PDF file format.

Description

In the last paragraph of Raffi's historical novel The Fool, the hero-"fool," Vartan, wakes from a dream of his native Armenia transformed into a socialist homeland (217). (1) Julian West, Edward Bellamy's protagonist in Looking Backward, also woke from a dream that was the undisguised fulfillment of a utopian wish, but Raffi's Fool first appeared in 1881--seven years before Bellamy's influential novel--and it took form six thousand miles from the shores of Bellamy's Boston. Genocide and mass deportation dowsed the fool's dream in the Old Country, but it reappeared briefly, in a most unlikely way, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada near Fresno, California. Raffi's Fool