Every Intellectual's Big Brother

Every Intellectual's Big Brother

by John Rodden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 029272618X

ISBN-13: 9780292726185

Pub. Date: 12/01/2006

Publisher: University of Texas Press

John Rodden uses the concept of reception history to shed new light on the way the memory of George Orwell has shaped and been shaped by the intellectuals of the last fifty years.

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John Rodden uses the concept of reception history to shed new light on the way the memory of George Orwell has shaped and been shaped by the intellectuals of the last fifty years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780292726185
Publisher:
University of Texas Press
Publication date:
12/01/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue. "Orwell" Still Lives
  • Introduction. George Orwell and His Intellectual Progeny
  • Part One. Their Orwell, Left and Right
  • Chapter One. "Not One of Us?" Orwell and the London Left of the 1930s and '40s
  • Chapter Two. "A Moral Genius": Orwell and the Movement Writers of the 1950s
  • Chapter Three. "London Letter" from a Family Cousin: The New York Intellectuals' Adoption of Orwell
  • Chapter Four. "A Leftist by Accident?": Orwell and the American Cultural Conservatives
  • Chapter Five. Does Orwell Matter? Between Fraternity and Fratricide at the Nation
  • Part Two. Orwell's Literary Siblings Today
  • Chapter Six. Iraq, the Internet, and "the Big O" in 2003: A Centennial Report
  • Chapter Seven. The Man within the Writings
  • Chapter Eight. Unlessons from My Intellectual Big Brother
  • Epilogue. On the Ethics of Literary Reputation
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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