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January 10, 2024 24 mins

Hello everyone, and welcome to Books Undone. I'm your host, Livia J. Elliot, and today we will discuss Newspeak, the fictional language that is under development in the famous novel 1984, written by George Orwell. It's a classic dystopia, but it is so deep, that I couldn't fit it entirely in a single chapter... so today, we'll only focus on language-related elements.

Full disclosure: there are spoilers in this podcast, but more importantly, what you will hear is my subjective opinion of it. You are allowed and entitled to disagree and differ.


Find the transcript on my website:

► UK's National Archive: George Orwell's Survilliance:
► Appendix to George Orwell's 1984, "The Principles of Newspeak":


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