George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation

3.89 avg rating
( 9 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780765808967: George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation

The making of literary reputations is as much a reflection of a writer's surrounding culture and politics as it is of the intrinsic quality and importance of his work. The current stature of George Orwell, commonly recognized as the foremost political journalist and essayist of the century, provides a notable instance of a writer whose legacy has been claimed from a host of contending political interests. The exemplary clarity and force of his style, the rectitude of his political judgment along with his personal integrity have made him, as he famously noted of Dickens, a writer well worth stealing. Thus, the intellectual battles over Orwell's posthumous career point up ambiguities in Orwell's own work as they do in the motives of his would-be heirs. John Rodden's George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation, breaks new ground in bringing Orwell's work into proper focus while providing much original insight into the phenomenon of literary fame.Rodden's intent is to clarify who Orwell was as a writer during his lifetime and who he became after his death. He explores the dichotomies between the novelist and the essayist, the socialist and the anti-communist and the contrast between his day-to-day activities as a journalist and his latter-day elevation to political prophet and secular saint. Rodden's approach is both contextual and textual, analyzing available reception materials on Orwell along with audiences and publications decisive for shaping his reputation. He then offers a detailed historical and biographical interpretation of the reception scene analyzing how and why did individuals and audiences cast Orwell in their own images and how these projected images served their own political needs and aspirations. Examined here are the views of Orwell as quixotic moralist, socialist renegade, anarchist, English patriot, neo-conservative, forerunner of cultural studies, and even media and commercial star. Rodden concludes with a consideration of the meaning of Orwell's life and work for the future.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

John Rodden is professor of rhetoric at the University of Texas at Austin.

Review:

"A remarkably thorough examination of how Orwell's reputation has grown over the four decades since his death....This is a book that all future Orwell scholars will need to consult and take into account."

—New York Times

"The most remarkable book I have yet read on how reputations come into being... A pioneer work in its genre, teaching us how little fame is usually dependent on the nature of a writer's achievement."

—Toronto Globe and Mail

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 44.95
US$ 47.17

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

John Rodden
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The current stature of George Orwell, commonly recognized as the foremost political journalist and essayist of the 20th century, provides a notable instance of a writer whose legacy has been claimed from a host of contending political interests. The clarity and force of his style, the rectitude of his political judgement and his personal integrity have made him, as he famously noted of Dickens, a writer well worth stealing. Thus, the intellectual battles over Orwell s posthumous career point up ambiguities in Orwell s own work as they do in the motives of his would-be heirs. This study examines how Orwell s legacy as a writer developed and the importance of his work both during and after his lifetime. John Rodden seeks to bring Orwell s work into proper focus while providing insight into the phenomenon of literary fame. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780765808967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 47.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

John Rodden
Published by Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom (2002)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor Francis Inc, United Kingdom, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. The current stature of George Orwell, commonly recognized as the foremost political journalist and essayist of the 20th century, provides a notable instance of a writer whose legacy has been claimed from a host of contending political interests. The clarity and force of his style, the rectitude of his political judgement and his personal integrity have made him, as he famously noted of Dickens, a writer well worth stealing. Thus, the intellectual battles over Orwell s posthumous career point up ambiguities in Orwell s own work as they do in the motives of his would-be heirs. This study examines how Orwell s legacy as a writer developed and the importance of his work both during and after his lifetime. John Rodden seeks to bring Orwell s work into proper focus while providing insight into the phenomenon of literary fame. Bookseller Inventory # AA69780765808967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Rodden, John; Rodden, John [Introduction]
Published by Transaction Publishers (2002)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780765808967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 43.19
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

John Rodden (author), John Rodden (introduction)
Published by Taylor and Francis 2001-12-31, New Brunswick, N.J. (2001)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor and Francis 2001-12-31, New Brunswick, N.J., 2001. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780765808967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 41.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Rodden, John
Published by Routledge (2017)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P11076580896X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 52.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Rodden, John
Published by Transaction Publishers 8/15/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers 8/15/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. George Orwell: The Politics of Literary Reputation. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780765808967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Rodden, John
Published by Taylor & Francis (2016)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780765808967_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 51.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

RODDEN, JOHN
Published by Routledge (2001)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780765808967 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE01306372

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 48.06
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.66
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Rodden, John
Published by Routledge (2001)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2001. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IQ-9780765808967

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 46.73
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

John Rodden
Published by Transaction Publishers 2002-01-24 (2002)
ISBN 10: 076580896X ISBN 13: 9780765808967
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Lost Books
(AUSTIN, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Transaction Publishers 2002-01-24, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 076580896X. Bookseller Inventory # 608479

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 57.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book