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The unexamined Orwell, John Rodden

Label
The unexamined Orwell
Title
The unexamined Orwell
Statement of responsibility
John Rodden
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book the author delves into dimensions of Orwell's life and legacy that have escaped the critical glare, the largely unattended (and even unimagined) Orwell. Rodden discusses how several leading American intellectuals have earned (and often cultivated) the title of Orwell's "successor," including Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Irving Howe, Christopher Hitchens, and John Lukacs. The book then turns to Germany, where Orwell - and especially "Orwell"--Is a notable presence, and focuses on the role and relevance of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the now-defunct communist nation of East Germany. Rodden also addresses myths that have grown up around Orwell's life, including his "more than half-legendary" encounter with Ernest Hemingway in liberated Paris in March 1945, and analyzes literary issues such as Orwell's utopian sensibility and his prose style, which are topics that have drawn scant critical attention. Finally, Rodden poses the wistful, endlessly debated question, "W.W.G.O.D.?" (what would George Orwell do?) Moving through the decades since Orwell's death, Rodden speculates about how the prophet of Nineteen Eighty-Four would have reacted to world events. In so doing, Rodden shows how our responses to this question reveal much about our culture's ongoing need to reappropriate "Orwell" and about our own drives and aspirations.--From dust jacket back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rodden, John
Dewey number
828/.91209
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
Z779 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Literary modernism series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Orwell, George
Label
The unexamined Orwell, John Rodden
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
Part one. If the mantle fits -- Part two. Politics and the German language -- Part three. The un(der)examined Orwell
Control code
679936759
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 403 pages
Isbn
9780292725584
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011001966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)679936759
Label
The unexamined Orwell, John Rodden
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
Part one. If the mantle fits -- Part two. Politics and the German language -- Part three. The un(der)examined Orwell
Control code
679936759
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 403 pages
Isbn
9780292725584
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2011001966
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)679936759

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