Dorian Lynskey on The Ministry of Truth
Date(s) - Thursday, 4th July
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
In this book. Dorian Lynskey investigates the influences that came together in the writing of 1984 from Orwell’s experiences in the Spanish Civil War and war-time London to his book’s roots in utopian and dystopian fiction. He explores the phenomenon that the novel became on publication and the changing ways in which it has been read over the decades since.
2019 marks the seventieth anniversary of the publication of Orwell’s masterpiece, while the year 1984 itself is now as distant from us as it was from Orwell on publication day. The Ministry of Truth is an examination of one of the most significant works of modern English literature. It describes how history can inform fiction and how fiction can influence history.
Tickets: £4.00 (students £2.00) including refreshments
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Everything you wanted to know about 1984 but were too busy misusing the word -Orwellian- to ask.