Our Orwell, right or left : the continued importance of one writer to the world of western politics / by C.J. Fusco.
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Publisher: Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2008.
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- ISBN: 1443811548
- ISBN: 9781443811545
- ISBN: 1847186025
- ISBN: 9781847186027
|Bibliography, etc.:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-107).|
|Contents:||Introduction: He's created a monster! -- pt. 1. Orwell and the left -- The left of the left -- The call for socialism -- The totalitarian threat -- Lines of distinction -- Studies in dystopia -- pt. 2. Orwell and the right -- Thought control from beyond the grave -- Posthumous superimpositions -- He's making a list -- The neoconservative agenda -- pt. 3. Orwell today -- Out of retirement -- Big brother is watching -- Orwell in the age of spin -- Through the fog (conclusions).|
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|Summary:||Writers' words have always been used by pundits and politicos in order to further their own agendas, but it is probable that no writer's work has been used (and misused) as frequently and as effectively as George Orwell's. Once the champion of Europe's down-and-out and a self-proclaimed advocate of Socialism, Orwell was, understandably, embraced by many on the Left during his own lifetime. Following the publications of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four - and the writer's own death shortly ...|
|Subject:||Orwell, George -- 1903-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History
Orwell, George -- 1903-1950 -- Political and social views
Politics and literature -- History -- 20th century
Right and left (Political science) in literature
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Citation: Fusco, C J. "Our Orwell, right or left : the continued importance of one writer to the world of western politics." Newcastle : Cambridge Scholars, 2008.