Articles tagged george orwell

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the death of perhaps the most influential English writer of the 20th century, Eric Arthur Blair, better known

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21 Jan 2010 // 8:59 PM

Curse Ye, Orwell!

Orwell declared that there are “four great motives” for writing: sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. As for the rest of us...

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Bumming Smokes in Paris and London: George Orwell’s Obsession with Tobacco

Cigarette smoke so permeates George Orwell’s stories it almost leaves stains on one’s fingers when reading his books.

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George Orwell: Forgiving and Championing Bad Art

Orwell's essays remind us that better than our best intentions is our inescapable nature, our shared ordinariness, which will always have the potential to redeem us all if only we will embrace it.

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3 Dec 2008 // 12:00 AM

Of course, it scarcely suffices to look at what we’ve wrought at Guantánamo and abroad and call it Orwellian or Kafkaesque.

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Me, Myself & BBCi: Who’s Watching Whom

The extensive use of mirrors in the Big Brother house behind which many of the cameras are hidden means that when the contestants hear the voice of authority, it is their own reflexion that they see back.

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24 May 2007 // 4:08 AM

Musings on the Ethics of Contemporary Journalism

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