( 1903–50), British novelist and essayist, born in India; pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair. Orwell’s work is characterized by his concern for social injustice. His most famous works are Animal Farm (1945), a satire on Communism as it developed under Stalin, and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), a dystopian account of a future state in which every aspect of life is controlled by Big Brother.
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- That Orwellian scenario is on the outer reaches of the possible, but it is not sheer fantasy.
- In other words, Camus had the Orwellian view, and that was anathema to the French gauchistes.
- There are a lot of Orwellian overtones in the storyline that had to be echoed in the settings and environments.
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