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Or Orwell : writing and democratic socialism, Alex Woloch

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Or Orwell : writing and democratic socialism
Title
Or Orwell
Title remainder
writing and democratic socialism
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Alex Woloch
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"'Good prose is like a window-pane,' Orwell famously avers. But what kind of literary criticism is possible, face-to-face with Orwell's plain-style prose? Too often this style has been either dismissed by a seemingly more savvy critical theory, or held up as a reprimand against the enterprise of theory. In a series of unusually close and intensive readings--focused on the unstable event of writing itself--Woloch recovers the radical and experimental energies of Orwell's prose. Against accounts that would quickly naturalize Orwell's truthfulness or reduce his window-pane prose to bad faith, Woloch's study bears down on a propulsive irony and formal restlessness that have always been intertwined with Orwell's plain-style. Such restlessness, far from diluting Orwell's democratic and socialist politics, is at its aesthetic and conceptual core."--
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1970-
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Woloch, Alex
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Orwell, George
  • Orwell, George
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Or Orwell : writing and democratic socialism, Alex Woloch
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-400) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Orwell's formalism, or A theory of socialist writing -- "Quite bare" ("A Hanging") -- "Getting to work" (The Road to Wigan Pier) -- "Semi-sociological" (Inside the Whale) -- The column as form -- Writing's outside -- First-person socialism -- Conclusion: Happy Orwell
Control code
ocn910826849
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 410 pages
Isbn
9780674282483
Lccn
2015015042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)910826849
Label
Or Orwell : writing and democratic socialism, Alex Woloch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-400) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Orwell's formalism, or A theory of socialist writing -- "Quite bare" ("A Hanging") -- "Getting to work" (The Road to Wigan Pier) -- "Semi-sociological" (Inside the Whale) -- The column as form -- Writing's outside -- First-person socialism -- Conclusion: Happy Orwell
Control code
ocn910826849
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 410 pages
Isbn
9780674282483
Lccn
2015015042
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)910826849

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