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The Ministry of Truth - A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 (Paperback) Loot Price: R269
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The Ministry of Truth - A Biography of George Orwell's 1984 (Paperback): Dorian Lynskey

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Dorian Lynskey

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'If you have even the slightest interest in Orwell or in the development of our culture, you should not miss this engrossing, enlightening book.' John Carey, Sunday Times

George Orwell's last novel has become one of the iconic narratives of the modern world. Its ideas have become part of the language - from 'Big Brother' to the 'Thought Police', 'Doublethink', and 'Newspeak' - and seem ever more relevant in the era of 'fake news' and 'alternative facts'.

The cultural influence of 1984 can be observed in some of the most notable creations of the past seventy years, from Margaret Atwood's The Handmaids Tale to Terry Gilliam's Brazil, from Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta to David Bowie's Diamond Dogs – and from the launch of Apple Mac to the reality TV landmark, Big Brother.

In this remarkable and original book. Dorian Lynskey investigates the influences that came together in the writing of 1984 from Orwell's experiences in the Spanish Civil War and war-time London to his book's roots in utopian and dystopian fiction. He explores the phenomenon that the novel became on publication and the changing ways in which it has been read over the decades since.

2019 marks the seventieth anniversary of the publication of what is arguably Orwell’s masterpiece, while the year 1984 itself is now as distant from us as it was from Orwell on publication day. The Ministry of Truth is a fascinating examination of one of the most significant works of modern English literature. It describes how history can inform fiction and how fiction can influence history.

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Imprint: Picador
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Dorian Lynskey
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 32mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 368
ISBN-13: 978-1-5098-9074-3
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LSN: 1-5098-9074-2
Barcode: 9781509890743

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