1984 - George Orwell - New translation
Year 1984 in Oceania. 1984? In any case, this is what it seems to Winston, who cannot however swear. The past has been obliterated and reinvented, and more recent events are subject to change. Winston himself is charged with rewriting the archives that contradict the present and the promises of Big Brother. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, the latter knows everything, sees everything. He is not a soul whose thoughts he cannot know. No one can be trusted and children are still the best spies there is. Liberty is Servitude. Ignorance is Power. These are the mottos of the Big Brother regime. Most Oceanians have little to say about it, especially the youngest who did not know the time of their grandparents and the initial meaning of the word "free". Winston, however, refuses to give up hope. He begins a secret and highly dangerous affair with the rebellious Julia and the two will try to integrate the Brotherhood, an organization whose goal is to overthrow Big Brother. But this one watches ... The famous and chilling novel by George Orwell is rediscovered in a new translation, more direct and more stripped down, which tries to restore the terror in all its immediacy but also the nostalgic tones and the lyrical escapes of a brutal and subtle work, equivocal and brilliantly manipulative.