All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays
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- Brief Synopsis:
- This book is a collection of literary, critical essays about major literary works and their authors of the late 19th and early and middle 20th centuries.
- Long Synopsis:
- As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead. All Art Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books." In these essays, Orwell, not only discusses the authors' literary works in terms of their literary merits, but writes about the authors and their works them in terms of their political context and how they influence political life. Orwell discussed both good and bad works and gave tips on the correct language to use when writing literary, critical essays.
- Book Quality:
- Book Size:
- 393 Pages
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade & Reference Publishers
- Date of Addition:
- Copyright Date:
- Copyrighted By:
- The Estate of the late Sonia Brownell Orwell
- Adult content:
- English US
- Educational Materials, Nonfiction
- Submitted By:
- Barbara Baker
- Proofread By:
- Barbara Baker
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