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Scenes from an afterlife : the legacy of George Orwell

Author: John Rodden
Publisher: Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2003.
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"Scenes from an Afterlife: The Legacy of George Orwell surveys the posthumous history of the most controversial, and arguably the most important, political writer of the twentieth century. Building on Rodden's first major study of Orwell's complex and contested legacy, this sequel presents new scenes of his posthumous reception and influence. It is a book about a life that became a legend." "George Orwell's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rodden, John.
Scenes from an afterlife.
Wilmington, Del. : ISI Books, 2003
(OCoLC)606986191
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rodden
ISBN: 1932236015 9781932236019
OCLC Number: 53118972
Notes: Portions of Part II appeared in the author's previous work entitled: Repainting the little red schoolhouse--T.p. verso.
Description: xviii, 305 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Glimpses of the world of Nineteen eighty-four and 1984--and after --
Orwell's GDR? or, Post-mortems on the "Better Germany" --
Man and mentor, myth and monument.
Other Titles: Legacy of George Orwell
Responsibility: John Rodden.
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Rodden, one of the world's leading Orwell scholars, sorts through the uses to which Orwell has been put in the last few decades, suggesting where, when, and why Orwell's friends and followers have  Read more...

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