KALLOCAIN. Karin Boye, Gustaf Lannestock, Richard B. Vowles.


Madison, Milwaukee, and London: The University of Wisconsin Press, 1966. First American Edition. Octavo, 193 pages; VG/VG-; spine white with black lettering; some discoloraion to dust jacket, primarily sun; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; interior clean; shelved case 8.


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Kallocain is a 1940 dystopian novel by Swedish novelist Karin Boye which envisions a future of drab terror. Seen through the eyes of idealistic scientist Leo Kall, Kallocain is a depiction of a totalitarian world state. An important aspect of the novel is the relationships and connections between the various characters, such as the marriage of the main character and his wife Linda Kall, and the feelings of jealousy and suspicion that may arise in a society with heavy surveillance and legal uncertainty. [wikipedia]