1984: “the only number that has become a cliché”

Orwell’s name “may now be better known around the world than that of any other serious twentieth-century writer,” according to Stefan Collini. Collini says, “‘Orwellian’ phrases are up there with ‘Dickensian’ alleyways and ‘Proustian’ moments, possibly ahead of ‘Kafkaesque’ nightmares. (Link via Kitabkhana.)


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