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Rodden, John

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Works: 34 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 11,047 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Sources  Study guides  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR6029.R8, 828.91209
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Publications about John Rodden
Publications by John Rodden
Most widely held works by John Rodden
Conversations with Isabel Allende by Isabel Allende( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
The Cambridge companion to George Orwell ( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 772 libraries worldwide
George Orwell is regarded as the greatest political writer in English of the twentieth century. The massive critical literature on Orwell has not only become extremely specialized, and therefore somewhat inaccessible to the nonscholar, but it has also attributed to and even created misconceptions about the man, the writer and his literary legacy. For these reasons, an overview of Orwell's writing and influence is an indispensable resource. Accordingly, this Companion serves as both an introduction to Orwell's work and furnishes numerous innovative interpretations and fresh critical perspectives on it. Throughout the Companion, which includes chapters dedicated to two of Orwell's major novels, Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm, Orwell's work is placed within the context of the political and social climate of the time. His response to the Depression, British imperialism, Stalinism, World War II, and the politics of the British Left are also examined
The politics of literary reputation : the making and claiming of "St. George" Orwell by John Rodden( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 770 libraries worldwide
George Orwell : into the twenty-first century by John Rodden( Book )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
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 while providing insight into the phenomenon of literary fame
Understanding Animal farm : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents ( Book )
7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 455 libraries worldwide
Analyzes the historical context of "Animal Farm" and examines Orwell's political allegory in relation to Marxism, the Russian Revolution, and the Cold War
Every intellectual's big brother : George Orwell's literary siblings by John Rodden( Book )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
The unexamined Orwell by John Rodden( Book )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
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 Germany, where Orwell - and especially "Orwell"--Is a notable presence, and focuses on the role and relevance of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the now-defunct communist nation of East Germany. Rodden also addresses myths that have grown up around Orwell's life, including his "more than half-legendary" encounter with Ernest Hemingway in liberated Paris in March 1945, and analyzes literary issues such as Orwell's utopian sensibility and his prose style, which are topics that have drawn scant critical attention. Finally, Rodden poses the wistful, endlessly debated question, "W.W.G.O.D.?" (what would George Orwell do?) Moving through the decades since Orwell's death, Rodden speculates about how the prophet of Nineteen Eighty-Four would have reacted to world events. In so doing, Rodden shows how our responses to this question reveal much about our culture's ongoing need to reappropriate "Orwell" and about our own drives and aspirations.--From dust jacket back cover
The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell by John Rodden( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
"Arguably the most influential political writer of the twentieth century, George Orwell remains a crucial voice for our times. Known world-wide for his two best-selling masterpieces Nineteen Eighty-Four, a gripping portrait of a dystopian future, and Animal Farm, a brilliant satire on the Russian Revolution, Orwell has been revered as an essayist, journalist and literary-political intellectual, and his works have exerted a powerful international impact on the post-World War Two era. This Introduction examines Orwell's life, work and legacy, addressing his towering achievement and his ongoing appeal. Combining important biographical detail with close analysis of his writings, the book considers the various genres in which Orwell wrote: the realistic novel, the essay, journalism and the anti-utopia. Ideally suited for readers approaching Orwell's work for the first time, the book concludes with an extended reflection on why George Orwell has enjoyed a literary afterlife unprecedented among modern authors in any language"--. "This Introduction examines Orwell's life, work and legacy, addressing his towering achievement and his ongoing appeal. Combining important biographical detail with close analysis of his writings, the book considers the various genres in which Orwell wrote: the realistic novel, the essay, journalism and the anti-utopia. Ideally suited for readers approaching Orwell's work for the first time, the book concludes with an extended reflection on why George Orwell has enjoyed a literary afterlife unprecedented among modern authors in any language"
Isabel Allende ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
A collection of twenty essays that offers insight into the personal life and work of author Isabel Allende
Lionel Trilling and the critics : opposing selves ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
Performing the literary interview : how writers craft their public selves by John Rodden( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Repainting the little red schoolhouse : a history of Eastern German education, 1945-1995 by John Rodden( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
This is the first English-language study of GDR education and the first book, in any language, to trace the history of Eastern German education from 1945 through the 1990s. Rodden fully relates the GDR's attempt to create a new Marxist nation by means of educational reform, and looks not only at the changing institution of education but at something the Germans call Bildung--the formation of character and the cultivation of body and spirit. The sociology of nation-building is also addressed
Irving Howe and the critics : celebrations and attacks by John Rodden( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 197 libraries worldwide
"Irving Howe and the Critics is a selection of essays and reviews about the work of Irving Howe (1920-93), a vocal radical humanist and the most influential American socialist intellectual of his generation. Howe authored eighteen books, edited twenty-five more, wrote dozens of articles and reviews, and edited the magazine Dissent for forty years after founding it. His writings cover subjects ranging from U.S. labor to the vicissitudes of American communism and socialism to Yiddishkeit and contemporary politics." "John Rodden has chosen essays and reviews that focus on Howe's major works and on the disputes they generated. He features both Dissent contributors and those who have dissented from the Dissenters - on the Right as well as the Left. Rodden includes a few stern assessments of Howe from his less sympathetic critics, testifying not only to the range of response - from admiration to hostility - that his work received but also to his stature on the Left as a prime intellectual target of neoconservative fire."--Jacket
Textbook reds : schoolbooks, ideology, and Eastern German identity by John Rodden( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Dialectics, dogmas, and dissent : stories from East German victims of human rights abuse by John Rodden( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
"Accounts of human rights violations committed from the 1950s to the 1980s by the communist dictatorship in the former German Democratic Republic (GDR)"--Provided by publisher
The walls that remain : Eastern and Western Germans since reunification by John Rodden( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Between self and society : inner worlds and outer limits in the British psychological novel by John Rodden( Book )
4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Isabel Allende (Critical insights) by John Rodden( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 library worldwide
The border between fact and fiction has always been a porous one for Isabel Allende. Her acclaimed first novel, The House of the Spirits, began as a letter to her dying grandfather yet is filled with ghosts and green-haired and clairvoyant women; her memoir Paula, though ostensibly nonfiction, is a moving and highly imaginative account of her family history and the illness and death of her daughter, Paula
 
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