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George Orwell : the politics of literary reputation

Author: John Rodden
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines how George Orwell's legacy as a writer developed, and the importance of his work both during and after his lifetime. John Rodden seeks to bring Orwell's work into proper focus  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Rodden
ISBN: 076580896X 9780765808967
OCLC Number: 47805141
Notes: Rev. ed. of: The politics of literary reputation. 1989.
Description: xxi, 510 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Appraising Famous Men: Mediating Biography and Society --
Anatomy of Reputation --
Orwell into the Nineties --
Reputation, Legacy, Historiography --
Terms of Repute: Conditions, Constraints --
Literary Studies and the Problem of Reputation --
A Critical Perspective --
From Aesthetic to Rhetoric --
Between Literary Figure and Institutional Reader --
Identification and Identity --
The Reading Experience and the Writer's Public Image --
Approaching Orwell's Reputation: Distinctive Features --
"The Faces Behind the Page": Images of Orwell --
The Portrait Gallery --
The Rebel --
A Rebel's Progress --
"Knight Errant of Social Justice": Orwell as Don Quixote --
"Permanent Outsider" Among Friends: Orwell's Compartmentalized Life --
Lives of Independence: The History of Orwell Biography --
"Always Fighting Against Something": George Woodcock and the Anarchists' Orwell --
The Common Man --
Decency and Democracy: The Aspiring Plebeian --
"An Ex-Socialist": Raymond Williams and the British Marxists' Orwell --
"Enemy of Mankind?": The Soviet Union's Orwell --
"A Sexist After All?": The Feminists' Orwell --
Critic and Object of Popular Culture --
The Prophet --
Author of the book --
"If Orwell Were Alive Today...," --
"Media Prophet": Orwell on the Telescreen --
The Spectre of Der Grosse Bruder: West Germany's Orwell --
"Friend and Prophet": T.R. Fyvel and the Tribune writers' Orwell --
The Saint --
'St. George,' The Halfway Saint.
Responsibility: John Rodden, with a new introduction and glossary by the author.

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"A remarkably thorough examination of how Orwell's reputation has grown over the four decades since his death....This is a book that all future Orwell scholars will need to consult and take into Read more...

 
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