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The ministry of truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984

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"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey's account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory."—George Packer, The Atlantic An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984—its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on the Cold War, and its vast influence throughout world culture at every level, from high to pop.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.
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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.
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subject_facetAuthoritarianism in literature
Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation
Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950 -- Influence
Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950. -- Nineteen eight-four
title_displayThe ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984
title_fullThe Ministry of Truth The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
The ministry of truth : the biography of George Orwell's 1984 / Dorian Lynskey
title_shortThe ministry of truth
title_subThe Biography of George Orwell's 1984
topic_facetAuthoritarianism in literature
Biography & Autobiography
Criticism and interpretation
History
Influence
Literary Criticism
Nonfiction
Orwell, George