George Orwell's Animal Farm

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Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2009 - Dystopias in literature - 175 pages
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Tracing the rise of Napoleon as the leader of the barnyard animals and his ensuing dictatorship in the farmyard community, this classic satiric allegory serves as a warning to all societies as it depicts the slide from revolution to totalitarianism. Orwell transforms the seeming pastoral innocence of his setting into a pernicious political theater of repression and control. This new edition of critical essays examining Animal Farm provides 10 to 12 full-length critical essays for students of literature, plus a chronology of the author's life, a bibliography, an index, and notes on the contributing writers.

  

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Review: George Orwell's Animal Farm (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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Review: George Orwell's Animal Farm (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

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The book itself leaves little to the imagination. A Farm and talking animals, truly a recipe for disaster! Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Political Fiction and Patriarchal Fantasy
3
An Allegory of Revolution
23
Language as Theme in Animal Farm
35
Revolution on Animal Farm
45
Animal Farm
59
Orwell Tolstoy and Animal Farm
79
An Absence of Pampering
87
George Orwells Dystopias
125
Chronology
151
Contributors
153
Bibliography
155
Acknowlegments
159
Index
161
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Harold Bloom is a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University and a former Charles Eliot Norton Professor at Harvard. His more than thirty books include The Best Poems of the English Language, The Art of Reading Poetry, and The Book of J. He is a MacArthur Prize Fellow, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, including the Academy's Gold Medal for Belles Lettres and Criticism, the International Prize of Catalonia, and the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico.

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