george orwell

I Wanna Be Literated186

All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays by George Orwell I think it’s often missed that George Orwell was primarily a journalist and essayist, not a novelist. I didn’t forget that, I just didn’t know. I owe Orwell quite a bit, because it’s through reading 1984 that the floodgates of my voracious reading were opened. Before, I had been forced to read books, but now it became a hobby. Chomsky has lauded Orwell for his Homage to Catalonia and how well...

Thursday, 28 June 2018
I Wanna Be Literated #174

Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays by George Orwell, George Packer I owe a debt of gratitude to George Orwell, because it’s his book that I picked up than 10 years ago that sparked my interest in reading. I don’t know why I picked 1984 but it stuck… hard. It might have been my strange attempt to learn more about history and politics but I was very proud of myself when I finished it even though I had no clue what...

Friday, 26 January 2018