By George Orwell
«No creo que l. a. sociedad que he descrito en 1984 necesariamente llegue a ser una realidad, pero sí creo que puede llegar a existir algo parecido», escribía Orwell después de publicar su novela. Corría el año 1948, y l. a. realidad se ha encargado de convertir esa pieza -entonces de ciencia ficción- en un manifiesto de l. a. realidad.
En el año 1984 Londres es una ciudad lúgubre en l. a. que l. a. Policía del Pensamiento controla de forma asfixiante los angeles vida de los ciudadanos. Winston Smith es un peón de este engranaje perverso y su cometido es reescribir los angeles historia para adaptarla a lo que el Partido considera los angeles versión oficial de los hechos. Hasta que make a decision replantearse l. a. verdad del sistema que los gobierna y somete.
La crítica ha dicho...
«Aquí ya no estamos solo ante lo que habitualmente reconocemos como "literatura" e identificamos con l. a. buena escritura. Aquí estamos, repito, ante energía visionaria. Y no todas las visiones se refieren al futuro, o al Más Allá.»
«Entre mis libros favoritos, lo leo una y otra vez.»
«No es difícil pensar que Orwell, en 1984, estuviera imaginando un futuro para los angeles generación de su hijo, un mundo del que deseaba prevenirles.»
«La libertad es una obligación tan dolorosa que siempre habrá quien prefiera rendirse. los angeles virtud de libros como 1984 es su capacidad para recordarnos que los angeles libertad de los seres humanos responsables no es igual a l. a. de los animales.»
«Desde El proceso de Kafka ninguna obra fantástica ha alcanzado el horror lógico de 1984.»
«Un libro magnífico y profundamente interesante.»
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248). But Kipling also reveals, in the subtlest and most elusive part of the novel, that the pedophile Lurgan (the male complement to the Woman of Shamlegh) also tries to seduce Kim. When Kim first enters Lurgan舗s enticing curiosity shop, he notices the strikingly sensuous 舠soft-eyed Hindu child,舡 self-satisfied and in a privileged place, 舠sitting cross-legged under the table of pearls with a little smile on his scarlet lips舡 (p. 147). Lurgan, inciting a sexual rivalry between the two boys, tells Kim that the Hindu is fiercely jealous and has threatened to kill Kim with poison or a knife.
His lack of fixed identity allows him to be shaped for many different roles舒for the Indian caste system and the British army each has a rigid hierarchy舒and his mentors prey on his weaknesses to bring out his strengths. His English education blends with his Irish father舗s influence and Indian culture to produce, as Colonel Creighton foresees, an ethnological hybrid who舗s perfect for the Secret Service. Everything that Kim has done and learned and is leads to this foreordained end. In The Jungle Books even the much wilder Mowgli finally joins the Forest Service.
It was intrigue, of course,舒he knew that much, as he had known all evil since he could speak,舒but what he loved was the game for its own sake舒the stealthy prowl through the dark gullies and lanes, the crawl up a water-pipe, the sights and sounds of the women舗s world on the flat roofs, and the headlong flight from housetop to housetop under cover of the hot dark. Then there were holy men, ash-smeared fakirs12 by their brick shrines under the trees at the riverside, with whom he was quite familiar舒greeting them as they returned from begging-tours,蝁 and, when no one was by, eating from the same dish.