Iain M Banks, Ernst Bloch and Utopian Interventions
journal contributionposted on 22.05.2017 by Michał Kulbicki
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This paper will develop a reading of Iain M Bankss Culture novels using notions about utopian hope drawn from the work of the German philosopher, Ernst Bloch. Since there are seven novels, a novella and a short story in the series, I will not enter into great detail about particular works, but will rather focus on their overarching theme, albeit with specific refer-ence to the third book, Use of Weapons.