Subir a por aire (1939), o la infrapolítica según George Orwell

Translated title of the contribution: Coming Up For Air (1939), or the infrapolitic to George Orwell

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George Orwell explained how totalitarian régimes oppressed the individual, and his influence is still great in politics and even in daily life. However, Coming Up For Air (1939) appears to be more relevant today than his long-studied and widely read Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). In Coming Up For Air, Orwell describes the life of the common man in the democratic England of the time, focusing in the way political power is resisted rather than exerted, because there really is a dull oppression under democracy, exerted on the individual whose political freedom protects and fosters. This paper aims at clarifying in which way is the individual oppressed and how he can, according to Orwell, resist the oppression.

Translated title of the contributionComing Up For Air (1939), or the infrapolitic to George Orwell
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)383-398
Number of pages16
JournalPolitica y Sociedad
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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