Utopian Horizons

Cloud Atlas, Time & The Post-Apocalypse w/ Diletta De Cristofaro

Cloud Atlas, Time & The Post-Apocalypse w/ Diletta De Cristofaro

Diletta De Cristofaro joins me to talk about David Mitchell's 2004 novel Cloud Atlas. We talk about the relationship of utopia and dystopia to the idea of the apocalypse, the significance of Cloud Atlas' structure and how an apocalyptic understanding of time can be used as a tool by the powerful. Utopian Horizons is a podcast about utopia. Each episode covers a different utopia, dystopia, utopian thinker, or utopian movement, asking what they can tell us about ourselves, our society, and our future. Music: The Fiction of Utopian Studies/The Road To Oceania by The Fucked Up Beat.

Duration: 55 min

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