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Or Orwell

Writing and Democratic Socialism

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$52.50 • £42.95 • €47.50

ISBN 9780674282483

Publication Date: 01/04/2016

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432 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • Prologue: Reagan and Theory
  • Introduction: Orwell’s Formalism, or A Theory of Socialist Writing
  • I. Paradoxes of the Plain Style: The 1930s
    • 1. “Quite Bare” (“A Hanging”)
    • Interlude: Between Texts
    • 2. “Getting to Work” (The Road to Wigan Pier)
    • 3. “Semi-Sociological” (Inside the Whale)
  • II. On the Threshold of Liberty: A Close Reading of “As I Please”
    • 4. The Column as Form
    • 5. Writing’s Outside
    • 6. First-Person Socialism
  • Conclusion: Happy Orwell
  • Notes
  • Works Cited
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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