By George Orwell

«No creo que l. a. sociedad que he descrito en 1984 necesariamente llegue a ser una realidad, pero sí creo que puede llegar a existir algo parecido», escribía Orwell después de publicar su novela. Corría el año 1948, y l. a. realidad se ha encargado de convertir esa pieza -entonces de ciencia ficción- en un manifiesto de l. a. realidad.

En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en los angeles que los angeles Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante l. a. vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir los angeles historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera l. a. versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que come to a decision replantearse los angeles verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Aquí ya no estamos solo ante lo que habitualmente reconocemos como "literatura" e identificamos con los angeles buena escritura. Aquí estamos, repito, ante energía visionaria. Y no todas las visiones se refieren al futuro, o al Más Allá.»
Umberto Eco

«Entre mis libros favoritos, lo leo una y otra vez.»
Margaret Atwood

«No es difícil pensar que Orwell, en 1984, estuviera imaginando un futuro para l. a. generación de su hijo, un mundo del que deseaba prevenirles.»
Thomas Pynchon

«La libertad es una obligación tan dolorosa que siempre habrá quien prefiera rendirse. los angeles virtud de libros como 1984 es su capacidad para recordarnos que l. a. libertad de los seres humanos responsables no es igual a l. a. de los animales.»
Anthony Burgess

«Desde El proceso de Kafka ninguna obra fantástica ha alcanzado el horror lógico de 1984
Arthur Koestler

«Un libro magnífico y profundamente interesante.»
Aldous Huxley

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Lawrence gained fame and notoriety in 1913 with the publication of Sons and Lovers, a novel that was criticized by some as being too overtly sexual. Sons and Lovers was followed by The Rainbow (1915), a story of two sisters growing up in northern England that was banned upon its publication for its alleged obscenity. Women in Love, the sequel to The Rainbow, was published in 1920. His novel Lady Chatterley舗s Lover (1928) was pronounced obscene and banned in the United Kingdom and America. 舡 His personal life, including his elopement with Frieda von Richthofen Weekley, wife of one of his professors and the mother of three children, fueled the aura of scandal that followed him throughout his career.

And all the while the pensive, tortured woman piled up her own defences of aesthetic knowledge, and culture, and world-visions, and disinterestedness. Yet she could never stop up the terrible gap of insufficiency. (page 15) Š 舠Humanity doesn舗t embody the utterance of the incomprehensible any more. Humanity is a dead letter. There will be a new embodiment, in a new way. 舡 (pages 56-57) Š Really, what a mistake he had made, thinking he wanted people, thinking he wanted a woman. 舡 (page 128) Š His soul was arrested in wonder.

170). Gudrun, then, represents modern woman in her hatred of men. It is not that she sets out to despise Gerald, or men in general. On the contrary, she sees in Gerald a possible mate. 舠I shall know more of that man,舡 she says when she sees him in church at his sister舗s wedding. 舡 (p. 13). However, as a modern woman trapped in a traditional society still under the sway of Victorianism, she is drawn to the expression of her freedom but does not know how, or does not wish, to integrate it with the love of men.

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