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The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984

Author: Dorian Lynskey
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First American editionView all editions and formats
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"1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year, particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: George Orwell; George Orwell
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorian Lynskey
ISBN: 9780385544054 0385544057 9780385544061 0385544065
OCLC Number: 1101643224
Description: xix, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: History stopped --
Utopia fever --
The world we're going down into --
Wells-world --
Radio Orwell --
The heretic --
Inconvenient facts --
Every book is a failure --
The clocks strike thirteen --
Black millennium --
So damned scared --
Orwellmania --
Oceania 2.0 --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Dorian Lynskey.

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"1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year, particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history."-- Provided by publisher.

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