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The Resource Orwell's "Politics and the English language" in the age of pseudocracy, Hans Ostrom and William Haltom

Orwell's "Politics and the English language" in the age of pseudocracy, Hans Ostrom and William Haltom

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Orwell's "Politics and the English language" in the age of pseudocracy
Title
Orwell's "Politics and the English language" in the age of pseudocracy
Statement of responsibility
Hans Ostrom and William Haltom
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Orwell's "Politics and the English Language" in the Age of Pseudocracy visits the essay as if for the first time, clearing away lore about the essay and responding to the prose itself. It shows how many of Orwell's rules and admonitions are far less useful than they are famed to be, but it also shows how some of them can be refurbished for our age, and how his major claim--that politics corrupts language, which then corrupts political discourse further, and so on indefinitely--can best be re-deployed today. "Politics and the English Language" has encouraged generations of writers and readers and teachers and students to take great care, to be skeptical and clear-sighted. The essay itself requires a fresh, clear, skeptical analysis so that it can, with reapplication, reclaim its status as a touchstone in our era of the rule of falsehood: the age of "pseudocracy."
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Ostrom, Hans A
Dewey number
824/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
Z747 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Haltom, William
Series statement
Routledge studies in rhetoric and communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orwell, George
  • English essays
  • English language
  • English essays
  • English language
Label
Orwell's "Politics and the English language" in the age of pseudocracy, Hans Ostrom and William Haltom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: be careful what you assign - your students might read it -- Rereading "Politics and the English language: -- You can't handle the truthiness: how "Politics and the English language" suits our pseudocracy better than Orwell's decaying Britain -- Orwell's Corpora delectorum: how Orwell's memorable offenses have obscured Orwell's forgotten thesis -- Toward habits of discernment: refurbishing Orwell's lists amid pseudocracy
Control code
1014146955
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 114 pages
Isbn
9781138499904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014146955
Label
Orwell's "Politics and the English language" in the age of pseudocracy, Hans Ostrom and William Haltom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: be careful what you assign - your students might read it -- Rereading "Politics and the English language: -- You can't handle the truthiness: how "Politics and the English language" suits our pseudocracy better than Orwell's decaying Britain -- Orwell's Corpora delectorum: how Orwell's memorable offenses have obscured Orwell's forgotten thesis -- Toward habits of discernment: refurbishing Orwell's lists amid pseudocracy
Control code
1014146955
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
vi, 114 pages
Isbn
9781138499904
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1014146955

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