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The Cambridge companion to George Orwell

Author: John Rodden
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Orwell is regarded as the greatest political writer in English of the twentieth century. The massive critical literature on Orwell has not only become extremely specialized, and therefore somewhat inaccessible to the nonscholar, but it has also attributed to and even created misconceptions about the man, the writer and his literary legacy. For these reasons, an overview of Orwell's writing and influence is an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rodden
ISBN: 9780521858427 0521858429 9780521675079 0521675073
OCLC Number: 73954931
Description: xvi, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Notes on contributors --
Preface / John Rodden --
Chronology --
1. A political writer / John Rossi and John Rodden --
2. Orwell and the biographers / Gordon Bowker --
3. Englands his Englands / Jonathan Rose --
4. The truths of experience : Orwell's nonfiction of the 1930s / Margery Sabin --
5. The fictional realist : novels of the 1930s / Michael Levenson --
6. Orwell's essays as a literary experience / William E. Cain --
7. 'My country, right or left' : Orwell's patriotism / John Rossi --
8. Orwell and the British Left / Ian Williams --
9. Orwell, anti-Semitism and the Holocaust / John Newsinger --
10. Orwell, socialism and the Cold War / Robert Conquest --
11. Animal farm : history as fable / Morris Dickstein --
12. Nineteen eighty-four : context and controversy / Bernard Crick --
13. Orwell, the academy and the intellectuals / Neil McLaughlin --
14. Orwell for today's reader : an open letter / John Rodden --
15. George Orwell : a bibliographic essay / Erika Gottlieb --
16. Why Orwell still matters / Christopher Hitchens --
Further reading --
Index.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: George Orwell
Responsibility: edited by John Rodden.
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This 2007 Companion is a collection of essays on the life and works of George Orwell.  Read more...

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