Unformatted text preview: process of translation: when the task had been completed, their original writ-ings, with all else that survived of the literature of the past, would be destroyed. These translations were a slow and diﬃcult business, and it was not expected that they would be ﬁnished before the ﬁrst or second decade of the twenty-ﬁrst century. There were also large quantities of merely utilitarian literature — indispensable technical manuals, and the like — that had to be treated in the same way. It was chieﬂy in order to allow time for the preliminary work of translation that the ﬁnal adoption of Newspeak had been ﬁxed for so late a date as 2050. 181...
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- Fall '13
- Literature, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Newspeak, single word CRIMETHINK, certain historical figures, indispensable technical manuals