Published in 1937, twelve years before Orwell's "1984," "Swastika Night" projects a totally male-controlled fascist world that has eliminated women as we know them. Women are breeders, kept as cattle, while men in this post-Hitlerian world are embittered automatons, fearful of all feelings, having abolished all history, education, creativity, books, and art. The plot centers on a misfit who asks, How could this have happened? "
Feminist Press at The City University of New York
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