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Vaporizing the Soviet Myth: Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

Gregory Claeys

in Dystopia: A Natural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198785682
eISBN:
9780191827471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785682.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, World Modern History

Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) remains the greatest of all the literary dystopias. Big Brother, thoughtcrime, doublethink, the telescreen, Newspeak: this ‘Orwellian’ vocabulary is almost ... More


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