Why I Write
Penguin Books, 2005 - 119 síğur
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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LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - 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
LibraryThing ReviewUmsögn notanda - 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