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1984 Among the seminal texts of the th century, Nineteen Eighty Four is a rare work that grows haunting as its futuristic purgatory becomes real Published in , the book offers political satirist George Orwell s nightmarish vision of a totalitarian, bureaucratic world and one poor stiff s attempt to find individuality The brilliance of the novel is Orwell s prescience of modern life the ubiquity of television, the distortion of the language and his ability to construct such a thorough version of hell Required reading for students since it was published, it ranks among the most terrifying novels ever written


About the Author: George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 1937 Orwell was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat Later the organization that he had joined when he joined the Republican cause, The Workers Party of Marxist Unification POUM , was painted by the pro Soviet Communists as a Trotskyist organization Trotsky was Joseph Stalin s enemy and disbanded Orwell and his wife were accused of rabid Trotskyism and tried in absentia in Barcelona, along with other leaders of the POUM, in 1938 However by then they had escaped from Spain and returned to England Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left wing magazine He was a prolific polemical journalist, article writer, literary critic, reviewer, poet, and writer of fiction, and, considered perhaps the twentieth century s best chronicler of English culture Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four published in 1949 and the satirical novella Animal Farm 1945 they have together soldcopies than any two books by any other twentieth century author His 1938 book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, together with numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture, have been widely acclaimed Orwell s influence on contemporary culture, popular and political, continues decades after his death Several of his neologisms, along with the term Orwellian now a byword for any oppressive or manipulative social phenomenon opposed to a free society have entered the vernacular.



10 thoughts on “1984

  1. says:

    This book is far from perfect Its characters lack depth, its rhetoric is sometimes didactic, its plot well, half of it anyway was lifted from Zumyatin s We, and the lengthy Goldstein treatise shoved into the middle is a flaw which alters the structure of the novel like a scar disfigures a face.But in the


  2. says:

    WAR IS PEACE.FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.Those words keep sounding in my head since I read this book Gosh, probably the most haunting not to mention frightening book I ve ever read 1984 should also be included in the horror genre.1984 describes a Utopia Not Thomas More s version of Utopia, but this i


  3. says:

    In George Orwell s 1984, Winston Smith is an open source developer who writes his code offline because his ISP has installed packet sniffers that are regulated by the government under the Patriot Act It s really for his own protection, though From, like, terrorists and DVD pirates and stuff Like every good American, he dr


  4. says:

    1984 is not a particularly good novel, but it is a very good essay On the novel front, the characters are bland and you only care about them because of the awful things they live through As a novel all the political exposition is heavyhanded, and the message completely overrides any sense of storytelling As an essay, the points it makes can be earthshaking It seems everyone who has so much as gotten a parking ticket thinks he lives in a 1984 dystopia Every administration that reaches for po 1984 is not a particularly good novel, but it is a very good essay On the novel front, the characters are bland and you only care about them because of the awful things they live through As a novel all the political exposition is heavyhanded, and the message completely overrides any sense of storytelling As an essay, the points it makes can be earthshaking It seems everyone who has so much as gotten a parking ticket thinks he lives in a 1984 dystopia Every administration that reaches for power, injures civil liberties or collaborates too much with media is accused of playing Big Brother These are the successes of 1984 s paranoia, far outliving its original intent as a battery against where Communism was going Orwell was a severely disappointed Marxist , and while people who compare their leaders to Big Brother are usually overreaching themselves and speak far away from Orwell s intent and vision, it is a useful catchcloth for dissent Like so many immortalized books with a social vision, 1984 s actual substance is so thin that its ideologies and fear mongering aspects can be stretched and skewed to suit the readers If you d like a better sense of the real world and Orwell s intents, rather than third hand interpretations of his fiction, then his Homage to Catalonia is highly recommended


  5. says:

    I m gonna ask myself a mandatory question and say nothing .Why the fuck had I not read this book before


  6. says:

    This was an up and down kind of read for me There were parts that I really enjoyed and parts that I found extremely difficult to maneuver through I m glad that I decided to pick it up and give it a go, because it s one that I ve been curious about for a long time I can definitely see why so many people love this book It explores a lot of things tha


  7. says:

    I am a big fan of speculative fiction and in my literary travels I have encountered a myriad of dystopias, anti utopias and places and societies that make one want to scream and.with or without contemporaneous loss of bladder and other bodily functions .Simply put, George Orwell s 1984 is unquestionably the most memorable and MOST DISTURBING vision of a wor


  8. says:

    YOU ARE THE DEAD Oh my God I got the chills so many times toward the end of this book It completely blew my mind It managed to surpass my high expectations AND be nothing at all like I expected Or in Newspeak Double Plus Good Let me preface this with an apology If I sound stunningly inarticulate at times in this review, I can t help it My mind is completely fried Th


  9. says:

    547 Nineteen Eighty Four, George OrwellNineteen Eighty Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation Oceania s political ideology, euphemistically named English Socialism shortened to Ingsoc in Newspeak, the government s invented langua 547 Nineteen Eighty Four, George OrwellNineteen Eighty Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel published in 1949 by English author George Orwell The novel is set in Airstrip One, formerly Great Britain, a province of the superstate Oceania, whose residents are victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and public manipulation Oceania s political ideology, euphemistically named English Socialism shortened to Ingsoc in Newspeak, the government s invented language is enforced by the privileged, elite Inner Party Via the Thought Police , the Inner Party persecutes individualism and independent thinking, which are regarded as thoughtcrimes 1984 1984 1982 1984 1361 272 1364 1367 1369 9644480449 1374 1376 1380 1382 1388 9789644480447 1389 312 1395 20 384 1392 318 1391 352 1389 392 1389 400 465 1396 400 1394 384 1394 384 1393 1392 399 1393 283 1394 375 288 1384 1385 1386 1388 1386 288 1392 1984 198419491984


  10. says:

    It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen This changed the way that I looked at ideologies and changed the way I looked at leadership Cynical, scathing, and not without its flaws, this is still a stark, haunting glimpse at what could be War is peace Freedom is slavery Ignorance is strength Chilling The closing lines still come to me sometimes and remind


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