All Art Is Propaganda
All Art Is Propaganda
Keith Gessen, George Orwell



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," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line."

Title All Art Is Propaganda
Authors Keith Gessen, George Orwell
Publisher Mariner Books
Title First Published 14 October 2009
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 416 p.
ISBN-10 0156033070
ISBN-13 9780156033077
Publication Date 14 October 2009
Main content page count 416
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.95
 


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