Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Nineteen Eighty-four: A Novel by George Orwell

Although I had first read 1984 in the 7th grade, rereading it again was an eye-opening experience. As a communication studies professor, I found myself noting the many instances where multiple forms of communication (e.g., interpersonal, group, nonverbal, and propaganda) forcibly shaped the world of the characters while also allowing them to exercise some free will in the totalitarian society that they inhabit. This book should serve as a warning to us all about how transitory our freedom could be.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR6029.R8 N49 1984
2nd Floor Fine Arts Library
Review submitted by: Jennifer Bevan, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Rating: Highly Recommended

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