George Orwell: Into the Twenty-first Century

George Orwell: Into the Twenty-first Century

by Thomas Cushman, John Rodden
     
 

ISBN-10: 1594510024

ISBN-13: 9781594510021

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Cushman (Wellesley College), author Rodden and contributors make a point for Orwell's longevity into the 21st century in these 21 essays. They note that Orwell addresses sexual persecution, totalitarianism and alienation, tropes that certainly continue. They describe how 1984 has been given an Orwellian treatment by friend and foe alike; how Orwell's views on…  See more details below

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Cushman (Wellesley College), author Rodden and contributors make a point for Orwell's longevity into the 21st century in these 21 essays. They note that Orwell addresses sexual persecution, totalitarianism and alienation, tropes that certainly continue. They describe how 1984 has been given an Orwellian treatment by friend and foe alike; how Orwell's views on religion, patriotism, politics and pacifism related to his role as a public intellectual; how subjective reactions to Orwell have informed intellectual and political lives; and how Orwell's travel writing influenced perceptions of places and people long after he shuffled on. Essays include their own references, but the volume does not contain an index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594510021
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.68(w) x 8.86(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : George Orwell into the twenty-first century1
Ch. 1Abolishing the orgasm : Orwell and the politics of sexual persecution23
Ch. 2In defense of Comrade Psmith : the Orwellian treatment of Orwell45
Ch. 3Hope against hope : Orwell's posthumous novel63
Ch. 4George Orwell and the liberal experience of totalitarianism77
Ch. 5On the ethics of admiration - and detraction86
Ch. 6The public intellectual as connected critic : George Orwell and religious96
Ch. 7Orwell, pacifism, pacifists111
Ch. 8Varieties of patriotic experience126
Ch. 9Vulgar nationalism and insulting nicknames : George Orwell's progressive reflections on race145
Ch. 10Orwell's "smelly little orthodoxies" - and ours160
Ch. 11Orwell in an age of celebrity178
Ch. 12Writing about Orwell : a personal account187
Ch. 13Orwell : unmasker of underlying realities194
Ch. 14Third thoughts about Orwell?200
Ch. 15Orwell's perversity : an approach to the collected essays215
Ch. 16Prescience and resilience in George Orwell's political aesthetics22ä
Ch. 17Outside/inside : searching for Wigan Pier243
Ch. 18Orwell's satirical vision on the screen : the film versions of Animal farm and Nineteen eighty-four252
Ch. 19George Orwell : Russia's Tocqueville267
Ch. 20May days in Barcelona : Orwell, Langdon-Davies, and the cultural memory of war286
Ch. 21From Ingsoc to Capsoc : perceptions of Orwell in France295

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