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Hope Lies in the Proles

Author: John Newsinger
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] Pluto Press 2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Newsinger
ISBN: 9780745399294 0745399290 9781786801890 1786801892 9781786802194 1786802198
OCLC Number: 1135345076
Language Note: English
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (Seiten))
Contents: AbbreviationsIntroduction: Discovering Orwell1. 'Until They Become Conscious They Will Never Rebel': Orwell and the Working Class2. 'Why I Join the ILP': Orwell and the Left in the Thirties3. 'Giants are Vermin': Orwell, Fascism and the Holocaust4. 'A Long Series of Thermidors': Orwell, Pacifism and the Myth of the People's War5. 'It is Astonishing How Little Change has Happened': Orwell, the Labour Party and the Attlee Government6. 'Ceaseless Espionage': Orwell and the Secret States7.'2+2=5': Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four and the New LeftConclusion: 'Capitalism Has Manifestly No Future' - Orwell TodayNotesIndex

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