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Orwell's socialism

Newsinger, J (2015) 'Orwell's socialism.' In: Keeble, R.L, ed. George Orwell now! Peter Lang, New York, pp. 113-128. ISBN 9781433129827

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
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Part of the 'Mass Communication and Journalism' series.

George Orwell remains an iconic figure today – even though he died in 1950. His dystopian novel 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' depicts a Big Brother society in which the state intrudes into the most intimate details of people’s lives – and, not surprisingly, it became a constant reference point after Edward Snowden’s revelations. The word 'Orwellian' is constantly in the media – used either as a pejorative adjective to evoke totalitarian terror or as a complimentary adjective to mean 'displaying outspoken intellectual honesty'. Interest in Orwell’s life and writings – globally – continues unabated. Beginning with a preface by Richard Blair, Orwell’s son, George Orwell Now! brings together thirteen chapters by leading international scholars in four thematic sections.

Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2017 16:04
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2017 16:04
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/8790
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