Recent events surrounding the 2020 election and US politics have caused many to remember and reference George Orwell’s novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four for its stark similarities to today’s political climate. Now, the somewhat prophetic, dystopian novel is set for TV after former ABC chief Paul Lee’s independent studio Wiip optioned the rights to Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan’s stage show of the same name.
It’s National Letter Writing Day, and what better way to celebrate than to reminiscence in some of our favorite authors own letters?
Today marks the death day of Charles Dickens, and to celebrate his life, I’d like to explain why his title of “democratic author” made him so important.
Today is the 71st anniversary of George Orwell’s 1984, and every year, scholars and essayists wonder if society is to become like Oceania, or if it already has.