At a glance:
- Author: George Orwell
- First Published: 1985
- Type of Work: Radio journalism and letters
- Time of Work: 1940-1943
- Setting: Great Britain
- Genres: Nonfiction, Letters, Journalism
- Subjects: Authors or writers, Literature, Novelists
- Locales: Europe, Great Britain
It has long been known that George Orwell drew upon his wartime experiences when he came to write Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) in the immediate aftermath of World War II. The drab, forbidding landscape of Winston Smith’s Oceania (subject of two films, the most recent of which captures this aspect of the novel rather better than the 1950’s version) reflects Orwell’s almost phobic aversion to the England that emerged during and after the war, revealing not only the bombed-out buildings and the war-enforced deprivations but also the generalized regimentation and...
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