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Author Rodden, John.
Title The Cambridge introduction to George Orwell / John Rodden and John Rossi.
Publisher Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Book Stacks  PR6029.R8 Z7752 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 130 pages ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-125) and index.
Contents Introduction -- 1I. Life and Context: Background and school days; Burma and the wasted years; The struggle to become a writer; Literary breakthrough; Spain and Orwell's political education; Orwell's war; Last years -- 2. Works: Burmese Days; A Clergyman's Daughter; Keep the Aspidistra Flying; Coming Up for Air; Down and Out in Paris and London; The Road to Wigan Pier; Homage to Catalonia; Orwell, the essayist; "A Hanging" and "Shooting an Elephant"; Inside the Whale; Critical Essays; Animal Farm; Nineteen Eighty-Four -- 3. Critical Reception: Starting out in the 1930s; Critical controversy and popular success; Posthumous fame; "Countdown" to 1-9-8-4; Orwell in the twenty-first century; An afterlife nonpareil; "If Orwell were alive today..."; A reputation evergreen.
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780521769235 (hardback)
052176923X (hardback)
9780521132558
052113255X
Series Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature.
Subject Orwell, George, 1903-1950.
Alt Author Rossi, John, 1936-

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