George Orwell: Into the Twenty-First Century

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August 2005



The year 2003 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Orwell, one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. Orwell's books are assigned today in over 60,000 classrooms annually. In this book, essays by prominent writers and scholars explain why his impact continues in a world much changed from his own. The essays explore new aspects of Orwell's life and work and his continuing relevance for the interpretation of modern social, political, and cultural affairs. Thematic topics include: the use and abuse of 1984; ideas, ideologues, and intellectuals; biography and autobiography; literary and stylistic analyses; and the reception of Orwell's work abroad. The volume is an ideal secondary source for those who continue to be influenced by Orwell's insights and for teachers of Orwell's work.


The Use and Abuse of 1984. Ideas, Ideologues, Intellectuals. Of Biography and Autobiography. Literary and Stylistic Issues. Orwell Abroad.


Irving Howe (1920-1993) was the founding editor of Dissent Magazine and the author of Politics and the Novel, World of Our Fathers, and Socialism in America. He was a founder of Democratic Socialists of America and was considered one of the country's most influential literary critics until his death. John Rodden is the author of George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation, Scenes from an Afterlife: The Legacy of George Orwell, and Understanding Orwell's Animal Farm. Thomas Cushman, Wellesley College, is the editor of The Journal of Human Rights and was the principal organizer of the George Orwell Centenary Conference at Wellesley College.
EAN: 9781594510038
ISBN: 1594510032
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2005
Seitenanzahl: 316 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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