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" The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom the Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for remaining... "
Lotteries - Seite ix
von Alan J. Karcher - 1989 - 140 Seiten
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Imaginary Communities: Utopia, the Nation, and the Spatial Histories of ...

Phillip Wegner - 2002 - 323 Seiten
...Truth into two separate units, is perhaps best exemplified by the prole's passion for the lottery: "The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous...folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant" (NEF, 73). Cruelly, the Lottery, as with the pornography packaged by the Ministry of Truth, promises...
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British Cultural Identities

Mike Storry, Peter Childs - 2002 - 303 Seiten
...about fourteen million to one. George Orwell, writing in 1948, imagined it with quite uncanny accuracy: The Lottery, with its weekly pay-out of enormous prizes, was the one public event to which the proles [workers] paid serious attention. It was probable that there were some millions of proles for whom...
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Orwell: The Road to Airstrip One

Ian Slater - 2003 - 302 Seiten
...— " . . . They were talking about the Lottery. Winston looked back when he had gone thirty metres. They were still arguing, with vivid, passionate faces....Lottery was the principal if not the only reason for staying alive. It was their delight, their folly, their anodyne, their intellectual stimulant. Where...
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