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John G. Rodden

John G. Rodden has published several books about the work and heritage of George Orwell, including George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy (2020).

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The Slavic Battle of the Books

The Slavic Battle of the Books

Russia wants to “re-educate” Ukrainians. Ukrainians see de-Russification as de-toxification.

John G. Rodden
Of Sense and Sensibilities

Of Sense and Sensibilities

The writings of Kingsley Amis, whose centenary passed this year, evoke admiration and offense in equal measure.

John G. Rodden
The Master of Petersburg and the Martyr of Style
The Big Weekend Read

The Master of Petersburg and the Martyr of Style

Dostoevsky and Flaubert should be studied together as progenitors of the modern novel.

John G. Rodden
The One and Only Hitch
Tribute

The One and Only Hitch

Christopher Hitchens died ten years ago today. John Rodden recalls his friend’s rhetorical and literary gifts.

John G. Rodden