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Understanding Animal farm : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents

Author: John Rodden
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Analyzes the historical context of "Animal Farm" and examines Orwell's political allegory in relation to Marxism, the Russian Revolution, and the Cold War.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rodden
ISBN: 0313302014 9780313302015
OCLC Number: 40567369
Description: xxvi, 226 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / John Rodden --
Literary analysis of Animal farm / James Arnt Aune --
The meaning of Animal farm --
The original meaning of Animal farm --
Characters and events --
Other audiences --
Historical context: basic tenets of Marxism / William E. Shanahan III --
Ideological keynotes --
Marxist view of history --
Old major's speech and communist theory --
Doctrine of revolution in Animal farm --
The totalitarian state: From: The origins of totalitarianism (1951) / Hannah Arendt --
"Totalitarianism and the virtue of the lie" (1984) / Leszek Kolakowski --
The Russian revolution and Joseph Stalin / Jonathan Rose --
Proletarian democracry and dictatorship From: The state and revolution (1917) / V.I. Lenin --
Terrorism and communism: From: Terrorism and communism (1919) / Karl Kautsky --
Leon Trotsky defends terrorism: From: Dictatorship vs. democracry (1922) / Leon Trotsky --
Less socialism, more repression: From: Speech to the eleventh congress of the Russian Communist Party (1922) / V.I. Lenin --
Socialism in one country? From: "The third international after Lenin" (1937) / Leon Trotsky --
Stalin's dictatorship of the proletariat: From: Problems of Leninism (1953) / Joseph Stalin --
From: Why the Soviet State did not wither away --
From: Problems of Leninism (1953) / Joseph Stalin --
The brave new world of socialism: From: Literature and revolution (1957) / Leon Trotsky --
Soviet censorship policies: From: "Forbidden topics: early Soviet censorship directives" (1998) / Arlen Viktorovich Blium --
George Orwell and the road to Animal farm / Denise Weeks --
Early years --
Working for the empire --
Becoming a writer --
Becoming a novelist --
Becoming a socialist --
Becoming immortal --
Animal farm and the early cold waar / John Rodden --
Chronology --
The origins and success of Animal farm --
Animal farm and "The crucial decade" --
Contemporary reception: The British response to animal farm: From: Letter to Orwell (1944) / T.S. Eliot --
The spectator / W.J. Turner. George Orwell: a personal memoir (1982) / T.R. Fyvel --
Horizon (1945) / Cyril Connolly --
New statesman and nation (1945) / Kingsley Martin --
World review (1950) / Tom Hopkinson --
Contemporary reception: The American response to animal farm: From: George Orwell to Dwight Macdonald (1946) --
Review of Animal farm (1946) / Ben Ray Redman --
The New Yorker (1946) / Edmund Wilson --
The New Republic (1946) / George Soule --
Nation (1946) / Isaac Rosenfeld --
"Pig's eye view" (1946) / Milton Blau --
"Bloody-minded professors" (1952) / Peter Viereck --
The American intellectual climate: From: Norman Podhoretz interview (1986) --
Irving Howe interview (1984) --
Russell Kirk interview (1983) --
The U.S. government as a sponsor of Orwell's work: From: "Participation of books in department's fight against communism" (1951) / Dean Acheson --
McCarthyism, commercialism, and the reception of the Animal farm film: From: The politics of literary reputation (1989) / John Rodden --
"Films from overseas" (1955) Gerald Weales --
"Strange doings at Animal farm" (1955) / Spencer Brown --
Conclusion --
The 1980s and 1990s: Soviet Glasnost, Third World communism and Orwell / John Rodden (with translations from the Russian by Cristen Carson Reat and translations from the German by John Rodden) --
Chronology --
Animal farm since the 1950's --
First official publication of Animal Farm in the USSR: From: "Orwell in the USSR: Gorbachev's Glasnost" / John Rodden --
Nedelia (1988) --
"Meet George Orwell" (1988) / Victoria Chalikova --
"Mirrors of anti-utopias" (1989) / A. Zverev --
"Note from the translator" (1989) / Sergie Task --
Interviews with two Soviet readers of Orwell's work: From: Interview with Natasha (1997) --
Interview with Elena Lifschitz (1997) --
Interview with an East German reader of Orwell's work: From: Interview with Wolfgang Strauss (1995) --
Animal farm and the Nicaraguan revolution: From: "Sandinistas testing in ailing Nicaragua" (1981) / Nick Frazier --
Conclusion. Animal farm themes in light of late-twentieth-century public issues / William E. Shanahan III --
Power: its political abolition?: From: "Textbook politics" (1994) Michael Schudson --
"Political censorship: a different view" (1989) / Robert Weissberg --
Information management or press restraints? From: "Lying to the people" (1991) / Haig Bosmajian --
Presidential privilege or crimes against the state? From: "Pigs on two feet: George Orwell through the prism of watergate" / Marilyn Kressel --
Glossary of literary terms / John Rodden.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Other Titles: Animal farm
Responsibility: edited by John Rodden.

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