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This composition is inspired by author Yevgeny Zamyatin's negative utopian science-fiction masterpiece 'We'. (05:15min) Full Hi-Fi MP3 Now Available!
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Kelly McKee
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September 08, 2008
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5:15 minutes
Story behind the song
In case you're interested, here is the cover synopsis of 'We' from Avon books, as well as more about the author: "The most influential science fiction novel of the 20th century. Before Brave New World...Before 1984...There was...WE. In the One State of the great Benefactor, there are no individuals, only numbers. Life is an ongoing process of mathematical precision, a perfectly balanced equation. Primitive passions and instincts have been subdued. Even nature has been defeated, banished behind the Green Wall. But one frontier remains: outer space. Now with the creation of the spaceship Integral, that frontier-and whatever alien species are to be found there-will be subjugated to the beneficient yoke of reason. One number, D-503, chief architect of the Integral, decides to record his thoughts in the final days before the launch for the benefit of less advanced societies. But a chance meeting with the beautiful I-330 results in an unexpected discovery that threatens everything D-503 believes about himself and the One State. The discovery- or rediscovery- of inner space...and that disease the ancients called the soul. A page-turning SF adventure, a masterpiece of wit and black humor that accurately predicted the horrors of Stalinism, We is as timely at the end of the twentieth century as it was at the beginning." "We is one of the great novels of the twentieth century"-Irving Howe "Yevgeny Zamyatin was born in Russia in 1884. Arrested during the abortive 1905 revolution, he was exiled twice from St. Petersburg, then given amnesty in 1913, by which time he was turning to a literary career. WE, composed in 1920 and 1921, was denied publication in Russia and, when read at a meeting of the Writers' Union in 1923, elicited attacks from party-line critics and writers. Nevertheless, throughout the 1920s, Zamyatin, outspoken and courageous as always, published his essays, plays, and tales. In 1929, the Russian Association of Proletarian Writers launched an all-out attack against him. Denied the right to publish his work, he requested permission to leave Russia, which, suprisingly, Stalin granted in 1931. Zamyatin went to Paris, where he died in 1937."
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