Roland Barthes (12 November, 1915 – 26 March, 1980) a French philosopher,critic, essayist, and theorist. Mr. Barthe’s ideas influenced many schools of theory.
In a futuristic society people are grown as nearly identical embryos & conditioned to remove strong desires. They take a drug called soma to keep them docile.
Even though Don Quixote – by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was written centuries ago I found it contemporary, charming, hilarious and accessible.