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Why Orwell matters

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this trenchant critical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. In his emulative and contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the facade of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
Why Orwell matters.
New York : Basic Books, c2002
(OCoLC)606953156
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 0465030491 9780465030491 9780465030507 0465030505
OCLC Number: 49922535
Description: xii, 211 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The figure --
Orwell and empire --
Orwell and the left --
Orwell and the right --
Orwell and America --
Orwell and 'Englishness': The antinomies of St. George --
Orwell and the feminists: difficulties with girls --
'The List' --
Generosity and anger: the novels --
Deconstructing the post-modernists: Orwell and transparency --
In conclusion.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.
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