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Animal Farm [Bloom's Notes]
     

Animal Farm [Bloom's Notes]

by Harold Bloom
 

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ANIMAL FARM was George Orwell's satirical shot at the then-new totalitarianism of the left. It is so accurate that no one has been able to do it better or more effectively, or even come close. Who can forget "All Animals Are Created Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others." By putting wisdom in the mouths of animals, Orwell uses an age-old artifice and proves

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ANIMAL FARM was George Orwell's satirical shot at the then-new totalitarianism of the left. It is so accurate that no one has been able to do it better or more effectively, or even come close. Who can forget "All Animals Are Created Equal, But Some Are More Equal Than Others." By putting wisdom in the mouths of animals, Orwell uses an age-old artifice and proves again how the pen can be mightier than the sword.

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Edmund Wilson
Absolutely first-rate...comparable to Voltaire and Swift. -- The New Yorker

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791041109
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Series:
Bloom's Notes Series
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.24(d)

Meet the Author

One of our most popular, respected, and controversial literary critics, Yale University professor Harold Bloom¿s books ¿ about, variously, Shakespeare, the Bible, and the classic literature ¿ are as erudite as they are accessible.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York and New Haven, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
July 11, 1930
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Cornell University, 1951; Ph.D., Yale University, 1955

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