Why I Write
Penguin, 6. sep. 2005 - 128 síđur
A selection of George Orwell's politically charged essays on language and writing that give context to his dystopian classic, 1984
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Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.
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Review: Why I WriteUmsögn notanda - 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
Review: Why I WriteUmsögn notanda - Sara - Goodreads
More of a historical/political/cultural survey of his life and how those events compelled him to write, as opposed to a lot of writing advice. That being said, still very interesting with some good gems in it. Read full review