'Modern Dystopia' at the Melbourne Writers Festival.

Writer & art director of 'Five Wounds' Jonathan Walker has uploaded, on his blog, a discussion on 'Modern Dystopia' by himself and prize winning author DBC Pierre which was recorded at the Melbourne Writers festival back in August.


The 'Wheel of Fortune' illustration from Five Wounds, which is mentioned in the session.
Below are example of wheels of fortune sent by Jon as reference:
Below are two other illustrations related to wheels of fortune:
A medieval illustration which relates the wheel of fortune with the agricultural cycle.

This illustration was created Thomas Vaugham in the 1600's. Which possibly advises against possessiveness in order to live a dynamic life. I can't say for sure however. This drawing may even use the possibilities of steam power & the wheel to symbolise mobility, but I really am speculating now.

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