The main characters of Kallocain novel are Leo Kall Emma. The Worldstate of Kallocain appeared in print eight years before Orwells famous story of totalitarian hell. Kallocain was the most out-of-gamut of her works. This classic Swedish novel envisioned a future of drab terror. But when I was in High School we was forced to read this book. 26 October 1900 24 April 1941 was a Swedish poet and novelistIn Sweden she is acclaimed as a poet but internationally she is best known for the dystopian science fiction novel Kallocain 1940. Its certainly at least as good and its central message - that fear hatred and paranoia demands a conscious effort which cannot be sustained forever - certainly more hopeful as bleak as the novel and its authors untimely end is. 1920 by Karel Capek. This Perfect Day 1970 by Ira Levin Nineteen Eighty-Four 1949 by George Orwell A Clockwork Orange 1962 by Anthony Burgess Aniara 1956 by Harry Martinson We 1921 by Yevgeny Zamyatin RUR. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers. Its central idea grew from the rumors of truth drugs that ensured the subservience of every citizen to the state. Boye committed suicide the year after writing the novel. Set in the twentieth century of the totalitarian Worldstate after a World War Swedish author and poet Karin Boyes bleak dystopian novel Kallocain 1940 follows chemist Leo Kall a dutiful worker and loyal citizen who creates a new wonder-drug that makes people speak the unfiltered truth. Find Kallocain by Boye Karin at Biblio. In the novel an idealistic scientist named Leo Kall invents Kallocain a kind of truth serum. There from 1922 through 1940 she published several volumes of poetry and a few novels all well-received by her peers. The book has been awarded with Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel Retro 1941 2016 Edgar Awards and many others. We carry new and used books in our storefront. Kallocain by Karin Boye Review I dont know how famous Karin Boye is outside of Sweden. Penguin Classics November 2019.