The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's

The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's "1984"

The author has written a study that places George Orwell's 1984 in a variety of contexts: the author's life and times, the book's precursors in the science fiction genre, and its subsequent place in popular culture. Lynskey delves into how Orwell's harrowing Spanish Civil War experiences shaped his concern with political disinformation by exposing him to the deceptiveness of people he'd once regarded as allies against fascism: the Soviets and their Western apologists.

Title:The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's "1984"
ISBN:9780385544054
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  • Nancy

    In January 2017, Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that the crowd gathered to see President Trump take the oath of office was the "largest audience to ever witness an inauguration." When accused of misre...

  • Susan

    I love books about books and so this, the biography of George Orwell’s most famous novel, “1984,” was a must read for me. This is split into two main sections; the first dealing with Orwell’s ...

  • Chrissie

    Decided very quickly this was not a book for me. I did not complete it. Tried it in June 2019.I am not a fan of either dystopian or utopian novels! There is a lot of name dropping of authors and title...

  • Peter Mcloughlin

    1984 is huge these days of rising authoritarianism and surveillance states undreamt of in Orwell's work. How does this short novel written by a dying man on the island of Jura in 1948 become such a to...

  • Richard Luck

    I've a thousand and one things I'd like to say about The Ministry Of Truth. However, for the time being, I'll limit myself to this - if I had written this book, I think I would've died of pride....

  • Ryan Denson

    Dorian Lynskey’s The Ministry of Truth brilliantly seeks to uncover what forces shaped the novel 1984, both in terms of Orwell’s personal experiences and larger cultural elements, as well as surve...

  • Susan Paxton

    Dorian Lynskey has, I think, produced one of the most perceptive pieces of Orwell scholarship in some time, and frankly I rather hope that he eventually sits down to the task of writing a complete bio...

  • Michelle Kidwell

    The Ministry of TruthThe Biography of George Orwell's 1984by Dorian LynskeyDoubleday BooksDoubledayBiographies & Memoirs , Nonfiction (Adult)Pub Date 04 Jun 2019I am reviewing a copy of The Ministry o...

  • Joe O'Donnell

    Can there be any novelist or journalist from the last century who has proved more enduringly influential than George Orwell? And has any single novel had anywhere the same influence as his dystopian m...

  • Katie (wife of book)

    I don't recall where I heard about this book, but as soon as I heard about it, I had to read it. Luckily, my library had the audio book so I nabbed it! The narrator has a authoritative and deep voice ...