1985 (1978) by Anthony Burgess is composed of two sections: a series of essays on George Orwell‘s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), which also touches on Burgess’ own earlier dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange (1962); and a novella, which is both a trubute to and parody of Orwell’s novel.
One of the pleasures of the novella – and I say this as a Union Rep – is Workers English (WE), Burgess’ parody of English as spoken by the union movement.
Burgess, Anthony (1962) A Clockwork Orange
Burgess, Anthony (1978) 1985
Burges, Anthony (1978) ”Clockwork Oranges” in Burgess, Anthony (1978) 1985
Burgess, Anthony (1988) ”Introduction” to Burgess, Anthony (1962, 1988 Edition)