Letty in Pogrebinland
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This is a book about an imaginary society—an anti-utopia—which goes unnamed in the text but which I will name, in honor of its inventor, Pogrebinland. It is the author's conceit to suggest to us that she is writing about our own country; yet it is clear immediately that this is merely a literary device, and that no such country has ever existed. Another such device is to pretend that the book is a guide for parents; but here again it is evident that the parents and children depicted are products of the author's fertile imagination. The actual intention of the book is to recount the trials and tribulations of its heroine, Letty, as she struggles against the blight that has enveloped Pogrebinland.