ANIMAL FARM—A Preliminary Bibliography
Boos, Florence, and William Boos. "Orwell's Morris And "Old Major's" Dream." English Studies
71.4 (1990): 361-371. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Nov. 2013. Compares and contrasts the political literature of nineteenth century writer William Morris and twentieth century writer Eric Blair/George Orwell. Morris wrote essays, journalism and poetry, including: "News from Nowhere" and "The Earthly Paradise"; George Orwell's novels: "Animal Farm" and "1984"; Morris leaned more towards "socialism"; Orwell as the classic satirist; More.
Dwan, David. "Orwell's Paradox: Equality In Animal Farm." Elh 79.3 (2012): 655-683.
Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.
The article offers a literary criticism of the book "Animal Farm," by George Orwell. Particular focus is given to the theme of equality within the novel, in the context of both the animal world and within the economic and political aspects of human life. The author contends that Orwell's views on topics including politics, justice, and morality present him with a paradox of understanding.
Kirschner, Paul. "The Dual Purpose of Animal Farm." Review Of English Studies 55.222 (2004):
759-786. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.
Debate continues over the political meaning of Animal Farm, owing partly to its use as propaganda, but also to Orwell's original purpose, which was artistic as well as political. This article shows how fictional rhetorical strategies inevitably led to a pessimistic conclusion contradicting Orwell's own political actions and opinions during the period 1936-46, and attributes that contradiction to the effect of Orwell's chosen literary genre, combining elements of the fable and fairy tales. The subtitle, 'A Fairy Story', indicates a neglected aspect of Animal Farm-literary parody of the 'proletarian' fairy tale that thrived in the 1920s and 1930s. A rare example of such a tale from the 1930s is quoted as an archetype of the politicized children's stories Orwell may have been parodying: it displays striking rhetorical and structural parallels with Animal Farm. The appealing form of such stories, adopted by Orwell, interfered with the full and accurate expression of his political thought. Animal Farm owes both its power and its ambiguity to the force and autonomy of literature itself, today menaced more than ever by the 'gramophone mind' Orwell detested.
Letemendia, V.C. "Revolution on Animal Farm." Journal of Modern Literature 18.1 (1992):
127. Academic Search Complete. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.
Analyzes revolutionary allegories in the novel `Animal Farm,' by George Orwell. Betrayal of socialist ideals by the Soviet regime; Despair and pessimism of the tale; Dimension of democracy in the proletarian struggle; Alternatives to capitalism and dictatorship.
McHugh, Susan. “Animal Farm’s Lessons for Literary (and) Animal Studies.” Humanimalia: a
journal of human/animal interface studies Vol 1, No 1 (September 2009), 24-39.
Miller, Stephen. "Orwell Once More." Sewanee Review 112.4 (2004): 595-618. Academic Search
Complete. Web. 11 Nov. 2013.
Presents literary criticism which profiles English writer George Orwell. His essays are often found in freshman college readers and in anthologies of English writers, and two of his novels—"Animal Farm" and "1984"—have been translated into many languages. Why biographers are interested in Orwell is understandable because he led a life that was unusual for a writer. He was a British policeman in Burma, a dishwasher in Paris, and an investigative journalist in England; he was also a bookstore assistant, schoolmaster, grocer, and foreign correspondent. Orwell's interest in military affairs is apparent in his essays and reviews, many of which touch on military questions.
Newsinger, John. "Life After Death: The Relevance Of George Orwell." Journal Of
Contemporary History 48.4 (2013): 890-898. Academic Search Complete. 11 Nov. 2013. The...
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