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The Resource The Ministry of Truth : a biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey

The Ministry of Truth : a biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey

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The Ministry of Truth : a biography of George Orwell's 1984
Title
The Ministry of Truth
Title remainder
a biography of George Orwell's 1984
Statement of responsibility
Dorian Lynskey
Title variation
Biography of George Orwell's 1984
Title variation remainder
the biography of George Orwells 1984
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Language
eng
Summary
George Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language - from 'Big Brother' to the 'Thought Police', 'Doublethink', and 'Newspeak' - and seem ever more relevant in the era of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts', while the cultural influence of 1984 ranges from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale to David Bowie's Diamond Dogs, from the launch of Apple Mac to the reality TV landmark, Big Brother. In this book, Dorian Lynskey investigates Orwell's formative experiences from the Spanish Civil War and war-time London to his book's roots in utopian and dystopian fiction. And he explores the phenomenon that the novel became on publication and the changing ways in which it has been read over the decades since
Summary
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
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10782048
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SALS
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Lynskey, Dorian
Dewey number
809
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Science fiction, English
  • Dystopias in literature
Target audience
adult
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the biography of George Orwell's 1984
Label
The Ministry of Truth : a biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
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Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- 1.History Stopped -- 2.Utopia Fever -- 3.The World We're Going Down Into -- 4.Wells-World -- 5.Radio Orwell -- 6.The Heretic -- 7.Inconvenient Facts -- 8.Every Book Is a Failure -- 9.The Clocks Strike Thirteen -- PART TWO -- 10.Black Millennium -- 11.So Damned Scared -- 12.Orwellmania -- 13.Oceania 2.0
Control code
000065347569
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509890743
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(paperback)
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1090423026
Label
The Ministry of Truth : a biography of George Orwell's 1984, Dorian Lynskey
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • still image
  • text
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  • sti
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- 1.History Stopped -- 2.Utopia Fever -- 3.The World We're Going Down Into -- 4.Wells-World -- 5.Radio Orwell -- 6.The Heretic -- 7.Inconvenient Facts -- 8.Every Book Is a Failure -- 9.The Clocks Strike Thirteen -- PART TWO -- 10.Black Millennium -- 11.So Damned Scared -- 12.Orwellmania -- 13.Oceania 2.0
Control code
000065347569
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xix, 355 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781509890743
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1090423026

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