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Churchill and Orwell, by Thomas Ricks

As ever in my book reviews, the word “readable” comes near the beginning and is intended as a compliment. As Orwell himself wrote, the writer should be doing the hard work, not the reader. 278 woorden meer


Trashpost 4: Writing is Horrible

This is something I see everywhere, but I think George Orwell was the most eloquent:

“Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout with some painful illness.

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The New Stasi

In one of the most famous scenes from the 2006 movie, The Lives of Others, which won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, harassed and surveilled playwright living in East Germany in 1984, Georg Dreyman says to the piece of scum “Minister of Culture”, Bruno Hempf: 1.387 woorden meer


194. Ipswich to Trimley St. Mary

February 2008

Today I’d be following the eastern side of the river Orwell from Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk towards the sea at Felixstowe, though I didn’t quite make it as far as Felixstowe. 2.735 woorden meer


A TRIANGLE INDEED | Orwell: Ignorance is Strength (PC) - Episode 2 - Antithesis - Part 2

We continue in Episode 2 of Orwell: Ignorance is Strength, where things take an unexpected turn and time is running out.

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Understanding the French Revolution via Allegory

An allegory is an extended analogy designed to articulate information. There have been many famous allegories throughout history such as George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a cautionary allegory about the rise of soviet style communism. 61 woorden meer