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Lost Horizon (Literature)

"Hey, Dad. Back from Shangri-La."

In the book Lost Horizon by James Hilton, a plane crashes in the Himalaya mountains. The survivors are rescued and taken to an isolated utopia, Shangri-La, untouched by the outside world. The inhabitants of the valley have never suffered from war, disease, or famine. Time is slowed down, so people don't age as rapidly. The idea of Shangri-La is used frequently in pop culture, both as a legitimate paradise but also, ironically, as an anti-paradise, like a bar or casino. Or, as Veronica infers, a university.

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