The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
This is a book about a book. Not any random book, but the 1984, and the writer George Orwell himself. Both of them are phenomenally famous, ambiguous, and misinterpreted.
If one loses sight of Orwell's politics (he was a Democratic Socialist), his background, struggles, and disillusionment (Homage to Catalonia is what one needs), it is natural to think that it was a pro-capitalist book to undermine socialism.
This book deals with this misconception and many others. A chronicle that starts from conceiving the book to finishing it, and then, the ever-transforming socio-cultural effect it had on his time, and times after that. To make his point, Minsky did his homework well.
In The Ministry of Truth, Dorian Lynskey charts the life of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four: one of the most influential books of the 20th Century, a perennial bestseller, and a work that remains more relevant than ever in today's tumultuous world.