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  1. Bill Hagen
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    Thank you for these excerpts. Just what I wanted for an essay on Fahrenheit 451 that will appear in a local library magazine (Word, Pioneer System, Oklahoma). I once had a copy of Scholes’ essays, but gave it to a student or colleague when I retired from teaching. Wanted to look up his basic definition, which you have provided. My essay will essentially locate Bradbury’s novel within the utopian/dystopian tradition–contextualizing more than analyzing the text itself. The definition and examples will help me make a basic point: that some science fiction operates within this older polemic (or didactic) tradition, both reflecting and critiquing the present.

    Thanks again.

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