The Resource On nineteen eighty-four : a biography, D. J. Taylor

On nineteen eighty-four : a biography, D. J. Taylor

Label
On nineteen eighty-four : a biography
Title
On nineteen eighty-four
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
D. J. Taylor
Title variation
On 1984
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since its publication nearly 70 years ago, George Orwell's 1984 has been regarded as one of the most influential novels of the modern age. Politicians have testified to its influence on their intellectual identities, rock musicians have made records about it, TV viewers watch a reality show named for it, and a White House spokesperson tells of "alternative facts." The world we live in is often described as an Orwellian one, awash in inescapable surveillance and invasions of privacy. On 1984 dives deep into Orwell's life to chart his earlier writings and key moments in his youth, such as his years at a boarding school, whose strict and charismatic headmaster shaped the idea of Big Brother. Taylor tells the story of the writing of the book, taking readers to the Scottish island of Jura, where Orwell, newly famous thanks to Animal Farm but coping with personal tragedy and rapidly declining health, struggled to finish 1984. Published during the cold war -- a term Orwell coined -- Taylor elucidates the environmental influences on the book. Then he examines 1984's post-publication life, including its role as a tool to understand our language, politics, and government. In a current climate where truth, surveillance, censorship, and critical thinking are contentious, Orwell's work is necessary. Written with resonant and reflective analysis, On 1984 is both brilliant and remarkably timely." --
Summary
The Orwell Foundation trustee and award-winning author of Orwell: The Life traces the history and enduring legacy of Orwell’s landmark dystopian novel, offering insight into the personal experiences that shaped its creation
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Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10820227
Cataloging source
BT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, D. J.
Dewey number
809.0000
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6029.R8
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
  • Authors, English
Target audience
adult
Label
On nineteen eighty-four : a biography, D. J. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before (1903-1943) -- During (1943-1949) -- After (1949 ad infinitum)
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781419738005
Lccn
2018958830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
Label
On nineteen eighty-four : a biography, D. J. Taylor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-179) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Before (1903-1943) -- During (1943-1949) -- After (1949 ad infinitum)
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
194 pages
Isbn
9781419738005
Lccn
2018958830
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration

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