If George Orwell were alive today…

on "Nineteen Eighty-four" and the thrust of Orwellian satire

John Dale

Great writers engage with the changing times and transform their ideas and environments into fiction. More than any other 20th century writer, George Orwell responded to a period of historical change by imagining his dystopian ‘1984'. What if he had been writing today, in an age of Islamist terror, fake news and post-truth politics?
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Arden
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781925984682
Pages : 52
Dimensions : 7 X 5 inches
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Overview
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Great writers engage with the changing times and by using their imaginations transform their ideas and environments into fiction. More than any other writer of the 20th century, George Orwell responded to a period of historical change by imagining his dystopian future of Nineteen Eighty-Four, perhaps the most influential political novel ever written.

At the same time Nineteen Eighty-Four was very much a product of postwar England with its rations and shortages. Orwell, in fact, remained a socialist until his death in January 1950, but the far more intriguing question is what Nineteen Eighty-Four would be like if it were written today, in an age of Islamist terror, fake news and post-truth politics.

About The Author
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John Dale is the author of seven books including the campus novel 'Leaving Suzie Pye', which was translated into Turkish, and a novella Plenty. His best-selling true-crime biography 'Huckstepp' was the winner of a Ned Kelly award, as was the first of his three crime novels. He has also published 'Wild Life', a memoir of his grandfather, and edited three anthologies, including the recent 'Sydney Noir'. He is a Professor of Writing at UTS.

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