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User Review  - reganrule - LibraryThing

If you've only read Orwell's fiction, you are doing yourself a disservice. Homage to Catalonia and this slim collection of essays, Why I Write, offer--to use the circumlocutious writing Orwell finds ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bagpuss - LibraryThing

George Orwell is one of my favourite authors, but I hadn't read any of his essays before (although I have got Decline of the English Murder and Inside the Whale and Other Essays on my 'to read' pile ... Read full review

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User Review  - MathMaverick - LibraryThing

This book contains four sections, three essays and one short story. The essays are: 1) Why I Write 2) The Lion and the Unicorn 3) Politics and the English Language The short story is "A Hanging". I ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

I feel bad giving this three stars, since three of these essays are fabulous. Unfortunately, 84 pages of this short book are taken up with 'The Lion and the Unicorn,' which is borderline interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - pgmcc - LibraryThing

This short book contains four essays dealing with Orwell’s reasons for writing, his analysis of England in a time of war, a hanging and the ways people block out the horror of such an event, and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - HistReader - LibraryThing

It is interesting that I would read this book the day after reading Thomas Paine's Common Sense; nearly two-hundred-years separate both of these works, yet they both skewer the imperialistic island of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

I confess I was expecting a little bit more insight into Orwell's version of the how and why of writing. Still, this ultra-slim volume contains well-written prose and a good story called 'A Hanging' which shows Orwell as the thoughtful writer that he is. Read full review

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User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

Good essay on the connections between aesthetics and politics. A good meditation for life in an overwrought world. Read full review

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User Review  - Nose in a book (Kate) - Goodreads

My review: http://www.noseinabook.co.uk/?p=1424 Read full review

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

I managed not to have to read Animal Farm while in school somehow (I did see the animated film...in school, go figure), but this seemed to fit a recent them. Differently than I expected. I liked the ... Read full review

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