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Orwell and the Globalization of Literature

Andrew N. Rubin

in Archives of Authority: Empire, Culture, and the Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154152
eISBN:
9781400842179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154152.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the role of author George Orwell in the context of the globalization of literature. Orwell's late fiction, Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), helped to define ... More


Latemodernism’s Geopolitical Imagination: Everyday Life in the Global Hot Zones

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter turns to travel narratives from global hot zones where the examination of everyday life reveals the emergence of a new form of warfare shifting the balance of power in Europe and Asia.


‘Simplify Me When I'm Dead’

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 5 explores the struggle for modern memory in Second World War writing and reconstructs wartime debates about national identity, social reconstruction, decolonization, and popular culture. ... More


Projecting a prophet for profit

Tony Shaw

in Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625239
eISBN:
9780748670918
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625239.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates that American and British governments appropriated George Orwell's works and image assiduously during the first decade of the Cold War. The Animal Farm and Nineteen ... More


Orwell v. Richards: Children’s Fiction to 1940

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses children's fiction during the early years of the twentieth century. It specifically focuses on the works of George Orwell and Frank Richards, who is also known as Charles ... More


Yesterday the struggle: ‘Outside the Whale’ and the fight for the 1930s

Scott Hamilton

in The Crisis of Theory: E.P. Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719084355
eISBN:
9781781702338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084355.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

In ‘Outside the Whale’, the text he would place at the beginning of The Poverty of Theory and Other Essays, Edward Palmer Thompson sets out to rescue the W. H. Auden of Spain and his 1930s comrades ... More


The Empire of the Air

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Chapter 2 traces the literary response to the seductive futurist appeal and colonialist genealogy of air power in two World Wars. After the Great War, the “empire of the air” was celebrated as a ... More


The Spanish Revolution and Civil War – and the case of George Orwell

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the impact of the Spanish Revolution on George Orwell's works and political outlook. Orwell was a left-wing socialist and supporter of the Labour Party, yet at the same time ... More


Orwell’s Jews

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797005
eISBN:
9780191838637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797005.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Everybody remembers the rats in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four but few recall that Winston Smith begins his resistance by writing about an attack on a Jewish refugee boat in the Mediterranean. ... More


The People’s Orwell

Robert Colls

in Classes, Cultures, and Politics: Essays on British History for Ross McKibbin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199579884
eISBN:
9780191804496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199579884.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter presents a story of how, after years of feeling disaffected and disassociated from his country, George Orwell found at last an England to believe in and, in so doing, changed the study ... More


Conclusion: The Boom Ends

Patrick Deer

in Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199239887
eISBN:
9780191716782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239887.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The Conclusion argues that the real rupture in British literary tradition comes not during the Second World War, but after it. In the late 1940s, the literary boom of the war years gave way to a ... More


Introduction

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book is concerned with the reading public which Wilkie Collins and George Orwell tried to describe, during the period when Orwell wrote and which Collins would have recognised: from 1914 until ... More


Conclusion

Joseph McAleer

in Popular Reading and Publishing in Britain 1914–1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203292
eISBN:
9780191675843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203292.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

It is clear that Wilkie Collins and George Orwell were largely correct in their conclusions about the reading public and the popular publishing industry. They both claimed that reading among both ... More


1941, London under the Blitz: Culture as Counter-History

Tyrus Mille

in The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century Literatures in English

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748620111
eISBN:
9780748651863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620111.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies how British culture served as a form of counter-history, revealing that George Orwell and Herbert Read visualised a naturalised cultural habitus as a safeguard against a ... More


George Orwell: “As the Bones Know” {1968}

Irving Howe

in A Voice Still Heard: Selected Essays of Irving Howe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300203660
eISBN:
9780300210583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203660.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter presents Irving Howe's 1968 essay “As the Bones Know,” which provides an historical and political critique of George Orwell's work. Howe begins by describing Orwell as someone who wrote ... More


The Fictions of Nazi Britain

Catherine Gallagher

in Telling It Like It Wasn't: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226512389
eISBN:
9780226512556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226512556.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter analyzes British narrative fictions (primarily but not exclusively novels) that are set in a world where Nazi Germany triumphed over Britain. The fictions often depict the destruction of ... More


The war that won't die: The Spanish Civil War in cinema

David Archibald

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078088
eISBN:
9781781704592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078088.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book charts the changing nature of cinematic depictions of the Spanish Civil War. In 1936, a significant number of artists, filmmakers and writers – from George Orwell and Pablo Picasso to Joris ... More


Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

David Goodway

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312557
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From William Morris to Oscar Wilde to George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. This book seeks to recover and ... More


. Spain in Translation and Revision: Spender, Altolaguirre, and Lorca in British Literary Culture

Gayle Rogers

in Modernism and the New Spain: Britain, Cosmopolitan Europe, and Literary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199914975
eISBN:
9780199980192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199914975.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the efforts of Stephen Spender, Manuel Altolaguirre, and several of their associates to create a European anti-fascist poetic community for which the bonds between the Auden ... More


The Documentary Movement and Mass Leisure, 1930–1945

Lara Feigel

in Literature, Cinema and Politics 1930-1945: Reading Between the Frames

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639502
eISBN:
9780748652938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639502.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter addresses the representation of mass, working-class leisure activities. Leisure plays an important role in Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera. The Way to the Sea, scripted by W. H. ... More


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