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11 October 2014
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thefictionologist:

Penguin beauties. <3

thefictionologist:

Penguin beauties. <3

28 September 2014
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raybolger:

Literature Meme: 4/10 Prose

  • "1984" by George Orwell

The Oceanian province of Airstrip One (formerly known as Great Britain) is a world of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance, and public mind control, dictated by a political system euphemistically named English Socialism  under the control of a privileged Inner Party elite that persecutes all individualism and independent thinking as thoughtcrimes. Their tyranny is headed by Big Brother, the quasi-divine Party leader who enjoys an intense cult of personality, but who may not even exist. Big Brother and the Party justify their rule in the name of a supposed greater good.[1] The protagonist of the novel, Winston Smith, is a member of the Outer Party who works for the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue), which is responsible for propaganda and historical revisionism. His job is to re-write past newspaper articles so that the historical record always supports the current party line. Smith is a diligent and skillful worker, but he secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion against Big Brother.

As literary political fiction and dystopian science-fiction, Nineteen Eighty-Four is a classic novel in content, plot, and style. Many of its terms and concepts, such as Big Brother, doublethink, thoughtcrime, Newspeak, Room 101, and memory hole, have entered everyday use since its publication in 1949.

06 May 2014
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by throwninthevoid

by throwninthevoid

23 June 2013
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by Nikola Brychova

by Nikola Brychova

01 June 2013

The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.

— George Orwell, 1984
17 January 2013
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1984, by George Orwell; cover design by David Pearson (via Creative Review - Orwell, covered up)

1984, by George Orwell; cover design by David Pearson (via Creative Review - Orwell, covered up)

25 October 2012
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We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know what no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.

1984, George Orwell (via freins)
#quote   #George Orwell   #1984   
05 October 2012
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nevver:

1984

nevver:

1984

30 September 2012
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superpreciousgallery:

“Destruction of Words”Vaughn Fender, CTvaughnfender.com, @vaughnfender11” x 17” Edition of 4, $20
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superpreciousgallery:

“Destruction of Words”
Vaughn Fender, CT
vaughnfender.com, @vaughnfender
11” x 17” Edition of 4, $20

CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

See other pieces in the 20th Century American Authors Art Show

05 September 2012
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from 1984 by George Orwell

from 1984 by George Orwell

#quote   #George Orwell   #1984   
06 August 2012
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teachingliteracy:

submitted by seekingperhaps.

teachingliteracy:

submitted by seekingperhaps.

05 July 2012
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teachingliteracy:

Big Brother (by KlaraCurda)

teachingliteracy:

Big Brother (by KlaraCurda)

#George Orwell   #1984   #books   
04 July 2012
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outofprintclothing:

1984 was published on this day in 1949.
“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

outofprintclothing:

1984 was published on this day in 1949.

“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

16 June 2012
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aisle7:

Amusing Ourselves to Death by Stuart McMillen (May 2009)

Aldous Huxley (Author: “Brave New World”) vs. George Orwell (Author: Nineteen Eighty-Four)