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The unexamined Orwell

Author: John Rodden
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2011.
Series: Literary modernism series.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In this book the author delves into dimensions of Orwell's life and legacy that have escaped the critical glare, the largely unattended (and even unimagined) Orwell. Rodden discusses how several leading American intellectuals have earned (and often cultivated) the title of Orwell's "successor," including Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Irving Howe, Christopher Hitchens, and John Lukacs. The book then turns to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Rodden
ISBN: 9780292725584 0292725582 9780292734746 0292734743
OCLC Number: 679936759
Description: x, 403 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part one. If the mantle fits --
Part two. Politics and the German language --
Part three. The un(der)examined Orwell.
Series Title: Literary modernism series.
Responsibility: John Rodden.

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Continuing his masterful investigation of the ongoing reception and continual reinvention of George Orwell six decades after his death, Rodden delves into numerous aspects of Orwell's legacy that  Read more...

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