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George Orwell : Into the Twenty-first Century - Thomas Cushman

George Orwell

Into the Twenty-first Century

Hardcover Published: 22nd October 2004
ISBN: 9781594510021
Number Of Pages: 326

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The year 2003 was the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Orwell, one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. Orwell's books are assigned today in over 60,000 classrooms annually. In this book essays by prominent writers and scholars explain why his impact continues in a world much changed from his own. The essays explore new aspects of Orwell's life and work and his continuing relevance for the interpretation of modern social, political, and cultural affairs. Thematic topics include: the use and abuse of 1984; ideas, ideologues, and intellectuals; biography and autobiography; literary and stylistic analyses; and the reception of Orwell's work abroad. The volume is an ideal secondary source for those who continue to be influenced by Orwell's insights and for teachers of Orwell's work. Contributors: Christopher Hitchens, Jonathan Rose, Ian Williams, Morris Dickstein, John Rodden, Thomas Cushman, Ronald F. Thiemann, Lawrence Rosenwald, Todd Gitlin, Erika Gottlieb, Dennis Wrong, Daphne Patai, Jim Sleeper, William Cain, Lynette Hunter, Margery Sabin, Vladimir Shalpentokh, Miquel Berga, Gilbert Bonifas, Robert Conquest.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: George Orwell into the Twenty-first Centuryp. 1
The Use and Abuse of Nineteen Eighty-Four
Abolishing the Orgasm: Orwell and the Politics of Sexual Persecutionp. 23
In Defense of Comrade Psmith: The Orwellian Treatment of Orwellp. 45
Hope against Hope: Orwell's Posthumous Novelp. 63
Ideas, Ideologies, and Intellectuals
George Orwell and the Liberal Experience of Totalitarianismp. 77
On the Ethics of Admiration-and Detractionp. 86
The Public Intellectual as Connected Critic: George Orwell and Religionp. 96
Orwell, Pacifism, Pacifistsp. 111
Varieties of Patriotic Experiencep. 126
Vulgar Nationalism and Insulting Nicknames: George Orwell's Progressive Reflections on Racep. 145
Orwell's "Smelly Little Orthodoxies"-and Oursp. 160
Orwell in an Age of Celebrityp. 178
Of Biography and Autobiography
Writing about Orwell: A Personal Accountp. 187
Orwell: Unmasker of Underlying Realitiesp. 194
Third Thoughts about Orwell?p. 200
Literary and Stylistic Issues
Orwell's Perversity: An Approach to the Collected Essaysp. 215
Prescience and Resilience in George Orwell's Political Aestheticsp. 229
Outside/Inside: Searching for Wigan Pierp. 243
Orwell's Satirical Vision on the Screen: The Film Versions of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Fourp. 252
Orwell Abroad
George Orwell: Russia's Tocquevillep. 267
May Days in Barcelona: Orwell, Langdon-Davies, and the Cultural Memory of Warp. 286
From Ingsoc to Capsoc: Perceptions of Orwell in Francep. 295
About the Contributorsp. 312
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ISBN: 9781594510021
ISBN-10: 1594510024
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 326
Published: 22nd October 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.59