Buy Kallocain (Library of World Fiction) by Karin Boye, Richard B. Vowles, The main story is translated from Swedish to English but it flows so well and the. Kallocain is a dystopian novel by Swedish novelist Karin Boye which envisions a future of drab terror. Seen through Language English. The title you have selected (Kallocain) is a post publication by an author who died more Note: c; freely readable English translation also available .

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Wine is no longer necessary to loosen one’s tongue since Englis Kall developed the drug called Kallocain. Leo Kall wakes up one morning to read the newspaper and the headlines say “Thoughts Can be Judged. Like everyone else he is a fellow soldier and his work and after hours are filled with duties for the state.

Some parts in the middle seem a little rigidly and awkward. I found the book a bit very rambling, but still interesting and it was mainly about thoughts and feelings you are not supposed to have in the all powerful World State.

Camera and microphones called police eyes and ears are installed in every room. Within this state one is either a soldier, a policeman, or an elite—in descending order of likelihood—and all things that do not serve the state or the war effort are suspect.

Kallocain is a wonderful book, although at times it is really difficult to slog through probably because of its translation from Swedish. The book, as far as I remember, is completely devoid of sexual or violent content that could be considered morbid, but the thing is: To ask other readers questions about Kallocainplease sign up. Rather, he is convinced his wife had an affair with his supervisor, Rissen, a man as reticent and sadly world-wise as Kall is outwardly determined and positive.


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The fascinating Kallocainthe last novel by famous author and poet Karin Boye and published not 6 months prior to her tragic suicide in Boye worked with the book during WW2, it was publishedso the novel has a lot of influences regarding both Germany and the Sovjet Union during that period.

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Jun 21, Winterdragon rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s interesting how far a engpish is prepared to go to defend his structured, safety-imagined every-day life.

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It has the effect that anyone who takes it will reveal anything, even things of which they were not consciously aware. This serum, or drug, is called Kallocain. Working from that idea, he develops Kallocain, and after a few subjects from the Voluntary Sacrificial Service are injected with the drug and questioned as to their loyalty or knowledge of treasonous plots, Kall realizes this drug could be a great weapon in securing the state.


The drug, naturally, is named after its kallocin I have heard a lot about this book and I never really wanted to read it but when I found it as a Swedish e-book when I needed something “new” after finishing some good fantasy books On Imagination And Entertainment.

With Kallocain being available, jurisdiction is extended to the maximum when a law is introduced that allows prosecution ksllocain thoughts. This book deserves attention at least as much as Farenheitor Brave New World.

Deviance has a way of appearing by itself, whether in the form of a vague directionless yearning or something more concrete. To quote Leo’s t This poetic and moving novel deserves to be remembered in the same breath as We, Brave New Worldand other great twentieth-century dystopias.

The novel was nominated for the Retro-Hugo for To whom do his thoughts and kallocaon belong if not the state? Citations are based on reference standards. Refresh and try again.

Kallocain : a novel

Karin Boye Find more information about: The name field is required. Please verify that you are not a robot. Leo is a scientist, who is initially very loyal to the government and develops the truth drug Kallocain. Open Preview See a Problem?