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Kallocain

(1940)
A novel by

 
This classic Swedish novel envisioned a future of drab terror. Seen through the eyes of idealistic scientist Leo Kall, Kallocain's depiction of a totalitarian world state is a montage of what novelist Karin Boye had seen or sensed in 1930s Russia and Germany. Its central idea grew from the rumors of truth drugs that ensured the subservience of every citizen to the state.

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Hardback Editions

June 1966 : USA Hardback
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Title: Kallocain (Nordic Translation Series)
Author(s): Karin Boye
ISBN: 0-299-03891-2 / 978-0-299-03891-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Pr
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Paperback Editions

April 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kallocain
Author(s): Karin Boye
ISBN: 0-299-03894-7 / 978-0-299-03894-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
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October 1985 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kallo Cain
Author(s): Karin Boye
ISBN: 0-88064-050-2 / 978-0-88064-050-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fromm Intl
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