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Hope lies in the proles : George Orwell and the left

Author: John Newsinger
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Orwell was one of the most significant literary figures on the left in the twentieth century. While titles such as 1984, Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia are still rightly regarded as modern classics, his own politics are less well understood. Hope Lies in the Proles offers a sympathetic yet critical account of Orwell's political thinking and its continued significance today. John Newsinger explores  Read more...
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(OCoLC)986615107
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Newsinger
ISBN: 9781786801890 1786801892 9780745399294 0745399290 9781786802194 1786802198 0745399282 9780745399287
OCLC Number: 1029443749
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Abbreviations; Introduction: Discovering Orwell; 1. 'Until They Become Conscious They Will Never Rebel': Orwell and the Working Class; 2. 'Why I Join the ILP': Orwell and the Left in the Thirties; 3. 'Giants are Vermin': Orwell, Fascism and the Holocaust; 4. 'A Long Series of Thermidors': Orwell, Pacifism and the Myth of the People's War; 5. 'It is Astonishing How Little Has Happened': Orwell, the Labour Party and the Attlee Government; 6. 'Ceaseless Espionage': Orwell and the Secret States; 7. '2+2=5': Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four, and the New Left. Conclusion: 'Capitalism has manifestly no future' --
Orwell Today.
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