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Rodden, John

Works: 41 works in 240 publications in 2 languages and 14,666 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Sources  Study guides  Biography  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
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Conversations with Isabel Allende by Isabel Allende( Book )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Contains primary source material
The Cambridge companion to George Orwell ( Book )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 788 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 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
Scenes from an afterlife : the legacy of George Orwell by John Rodden( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 530 libraries worldwide
"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 afterlife is a unique tale of contemporary fame, the implausible yet true story of a literary second act that knows no comparison. More than a half-century after his death, Orwell's name still wields a rhetorical and political force sufficient to stimulate public argument. In addressing the intellectual bequest and cultural impact of Orwell, Scenes from an Afterlife provides a significant contribution to contemporary cultural history."--Jacket
Understanding Animal farm : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents by John Rodden( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 460 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 between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
The unexamined Orwell by John Rodden( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 412 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 )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
"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 330 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 300 libraries worldwide
"Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century. The contributors are a who's who of Anglo-American intellectuals from the 1930s through the 1970s. They include Edmund Wilson, Robert Penn Warren, F. R. Leavis, Leslie Fiedler, R. W. B. Lewis, R. P. Blackmur, Irving Howe, Irving Kristol, Raymond Williams, Norman Podhoretz, Gertrude Himmelfarb, William Barrett, Bruno Bettelheim, Gerald Graff, and Cornel West."--BOOK JACKET
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 295 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
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 292 libraries worldwide
George Orwell : into the twenty-first century by Thomas Cushman( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 226 libraries worldwide
George Orwell by John Rodden( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
This book provides readers with in-depth, critical discussions of the life and works of George Orwell. A chronology of Orwell's life, a complete list of Orwell's works and their original dates of publication, a general bibliography, a detailed paragraph on the volume's editor, notes on the individual chapter authors, and a subject index are also provided
Irving Howe and the critics : celebrations and attacks by John Rodden( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 198 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 )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
Politics and the intellectual : conversations with Irving Howe ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Of G-men and eggheads : the FBI and the New York intellectuals by John Rodden( Book )
6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
"During the Cold War, dissent against U.S. international policy was looked upon as inherently suspicious. No one was more suspicious than outspoken left-leaning intellectuals, especially those who lived in Manhattan. For national security reasons, the federal government expended considerable resources surveilling men and women who might harbor communist sympathies and exert influence over others. In this book, John Rodden reveals how the FBI and CIA kept track of three highly regarded New York intellectuals--Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, and Irving Howe"--
The worlds of Irving Howe : the critical legacy by John Rodden( Book )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
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