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The Resource The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey

The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey

Label
The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984
Title
The ministry of truth
Title remainder
the biography of George Orwell's 1984
Statement of responsibility
Dorian Lynskey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"1984 isn't just a novel; it's a key to understanding the modern world. George Orwell's final work is a treasure chest of ideas and memes--Big Brother, the Thought Police, Doublethink, Newspeak, 2+2=5--that gain potency with every year, particularly in 2016, when the election of Donald Trump made it a bestseller ("Ministry of Alternative Facts," anyone?). Its influence has morphed endlessly into novels (The Handmaid's Tale), films (Brazil), television shows (V for Vendetta), rock albums (Diamond Dogs), commercials (Apple), even reality TV (Big Brother). The Ministry of Truth is the first book that fully examines the epochal and cultural event that is 1984 in all its aspects: its roots in the utopian and dystopian literature that preceded it; the personal experiences in wartime Great Britain that Orwell drew on as he struggled to finish his masterpiece in his dying days; and the political and cultural phenomena that the novel ignited at once upon publication and that far from subsiding, have only grown over the decades. It explains how fiction history informs fiction and how fiction explains history."-- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BYV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lynskey, Dorian
Dewey number
823/.912
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.R8
LC item number
N543 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orwell, George
  • Science fiction, English
  • Dystopias in literature
  • Totalitarianism in literature
Label
The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134281469
  • 31223134281493
  • 31223134281501
  • 31223133003963
  • 31223134281519
  • 31223134281477
  • 31223134281485
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
History stopped -- Utopia fever -- The world we're going down into -- Wells-world -- Radio Orwell -- The heretic -- Inconvenient facts -- Every book is a failure -- The clocks strike thirteen -- Black millennium -- So damned scared -- Orwellmania -- Oceania 2.0 -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xix, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385544054
Lccn
2019937137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101643224
Label
The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223134281469
  • 31223134281493
  • 31223134281501
  • 31223133003963
  • 31223134281519
  • 31223134281477
  • 31223134281485
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
History stopped -- Utopia fever -- The world we're going down into -- Wells-world -- Radio Orwell -- The heretic -- Inconvenient facts -- Every book is a failure -- The clocks strike thirteen -- Black millennium -- So damned scared -- Orwellmania -- Oceania 2.0 -- Afterword
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xix, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385544054
Lccn
2019937137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1101643224

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