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Nineteen Eighty-Four revealed George Orwell as one of the twentieth century’s greatest mythmakers. While the totalitarian system that provoked him into writing it has since passed into oblivion, his harrowing cautionary tale of a man trapped in a political nightmare has had the opposite fate: its relevance and power to disturb our complacency seem to grow decade by decade. In Winston Smith’s desperate struggle to free himself from an all-encompassing, malevolent state, Orwell zeroed in on tendencies apparent in every modern society, and made vivid the universal predicament of the individual.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kukulaj - LibraryThing
I haven't read any of Orwell's books beyond Animal Farm and 1984, so I don't know how much overlap there is. This book contains extensive notes of Orwell's travels that turned into the Wigan Pier book ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing
It is always a pleasure to read something by Orwell. I found his prose a model of lucidity. Since this covers a large part of the WWII period, and has letters and diaries I find it a large fund of ... Read full review