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      Hope Lies in the Proles : George Orwell and the Left

      Pluto Press
      Political Science / Political Ideologies, bisacsh:POL042000

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          George Orwell was one of the most significant literary figures on the left in the twentieth century. While titles such as 1984, Animal Farm and Homage to Catalonia are still rightly regarded as modern classics, his own politics are less well understood. Hope Lies in the Proles offers a sympathetic yet critical account of Orwell's political thinking and its continued significance today. John Newsinger explores various aspects of Orwell's politics, detailing Orwell's attempts to change working-class consciousness, considering whether his attitude towards the working class was romantic, realistic or patronising - or all three at different times. He also asks whether Orwell's anti-fascism was eclipsed by his criticism of the Soviet Union, and explores his ambivalent relationship with the Labour Party. Newsinger also breaks important new ground regarding Orwell's shifting views on the USA, and his relationship with the progressive Left and feminism.

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          01 January 2018
          986a0fc0-0680-434f-94ee-0fef753f858e
          8a9e4b76-34ed-42bd-9bf3-d85d21cfb36d 9781786801890 DOI:

          Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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