George Orwell: My country right or left, 1940-1943
George Orwell is a major figure in twentieth-century literature. The author of Down and Out in Paris and London, Nineteen Eighty-four, and Animal Farm, he published ten books and two collections of essays during his lifetime - but in terms of actual words, produced much more than seems possible for someone who died at the age of forty-six and was often struggling against poverty and ill health. His essays, letters, and journalism are among the most memorable, lucid, and intelligent ever written, the work of a master craftsman and a brilliant mind. Taken as a whole they form an essential collection, and read in toto and sequentially, they provide a remarkably literary self-portrait of an engaged, and consistently engaging, writer.
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Review: My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 2)User Review - JT Wootton - Goodreads
This essay sums up Orwell's feelings after World War One. His ability to pick out moments in history and describe, at least from his perspective, the mindset of others in his position is key to many ... Read full review
Review: My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 2)User Review - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads
The following is my list of chosen articles (in order of importance) 1. No, Not One 2. The Lion and the Unicorn 3. New Words 4. Looking Back on the Spanish War 5. The Frontiers of Art and Propaganda 6 ... Read full review