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"Dickens, Orwell, and Machiavelli Walk into a Bar" Poem

In the spirit of this being about a bar, want to make this poem a drinking game?  A shot for every rhyme, go!

The bar was entered by three pedestrians.   113 woorden meer

Poetry

The Clock that Struck Thirteen is Bugged!

It was a bright cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. But

it wasn’t 1984, it was 2015, and a young university student had just sat down at her desk and begun to write her BCM110 blog post on the public sphere. 900 woorden meer

Bcm110

Homage to Catalonia

Homage to Catalonia
by George Orwell
published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

‘Orwell, by reason of the quality that permits us to say of him that he was a virtuous man, is a figure in our lives…what is he the figure of, the answer is: the virtue of not being a genius, of fronting the world with nothing more than one’s simple, direct, undeceived intelligence, and a respect for the powers one does have, and the work one undertakes to do.’ 533 woorden meer

Non-Fiction

He Said That? 4/23/15

From George Orwell, 1984:

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.

See “History Lessons,” SLL, 4/23/15

History

Book Review: A Collection of Essays by George Orwell

Most people have read Animal Farm or 1984 and loved them, as I have. I was so curious about Orwell that I thought I’d read a collection of his essays and see his opinions on life and war. 245 woorden meer

Books

A Quote Collector

“From … the age of five or six, I knew that when I grew up I should be a writer. … I tried to abandon this idea, but I did so with the consciousness that I was outraging my true nature and that sooner or later I should have to settle down and write books.” -George Orwell…

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1984 and the nature of bad ideas

At some point I decided to make a painting about George Orwell’s 1984. I thought collage might be the way to go; I’d purchased an old… 233 woorden meer

Original Drawing