Posts tagged with ‘George Orwell’

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Such, Such Was Eric Blair – The New York Review of Books 'if the neglected [Ford Madox] Ford is sometimes classified as a "writer's writer," Orwell was the very opposite—a kind of nonwriter's writer.' (del.icio.us tags: GeorgeOrwell essays NYRB )

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7.11.38 « THE ORWELL DIARIES ‘In an old stone tank near the house found the decayed head of what may be a dog but I think is a jackal. There are said to be some in this country. In either case a very complete skull, so have put it up on a stick for the […]

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THE ORWELL PRIZE 'The Orwell Prize, Britain’s pre-eminent prize for political writing, is publishing George Orwell’s diaries as a blog. From 9th August 2008, Orwell’s domestic and political diaries (from 9th August 1938 until October 1942) will be posted in real-time, exactly 70 years after the entries were written.' (del.icio.us tags: GeorgeOrwell diaries 1930s ) […]

1984 by George Orwell

I picked this up to read again because I’ve just read a biography of Stalin. I think I first read 1984 when I was really quite young — certainly no older than my teens; in fact I may have made a point of reading it in 1984, when I was nine or ten — and […]