Blog Posts - George Orwell

Zoo or Farm?

It comes as no surprise, I hope, that I read lots of fiction. While not every book I read makes it onto this blog, a good many of them do, along with some I haven’t read yet. Bill Broun’s Night … Continue reading →...

Free Download: George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

"Animal Farm"by George OrwellBiographical note: "George Orwell, 1903-1950, was the pen name used by British author and journalist Eric Arthur Blair. During most of his professional life time Orwell was best known for his journalism, both in the...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 31, 2016

Tolstoy and Sanctimony

Donald Bartheleme wrote a most amusing story titled At the Tolstoy Museum. It begins with the sentence "At the Tolstoy Museum we sat and wept."  The museum is said to display thousands of pictures of Tolstoy.  In the story, museum...
by I, Ciceronianus; causidicus on Aug 19, 2016

Quote du jour

“In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”-George Orwell...
by Proof Positive on Jul 26, 2016


An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful.                                            -  George OrwellDon't dismiss on one stroke that all back-benchers are not worthy students. In good pa...
by KNOWEB on May 28, 2016

Story 1984 by George Orwell

Story 1984 by George Orwell – a prose narrative that is imaginary, imaginary though a work of fiction is still reasonable and contains truths that can dramatize the relationships between people. In 1984, London is a..
by Best Novel Review on May 25, 2016

5 Books to Read In Honor of Radiohead’s New Album, A Moon Shaped Pool

These five books, from Atwood to Butler, deal with the themes and motifs explored in Radiohead's extensive discography.
by Book Riot on May 13, 2016

"The Right..."

by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Mar 17, 2016


One who has literary pursuits in English may be familiar with him.  He had written some of the greatest novels on this planet - Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-four (1949).  He is none other than Eric Arthur Blair popularly known as...
by KNOWEB on Feb 15, 2016


by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Feb 10, 2016

The Super Bowl TV Commercial I Will Never Forget

January 22, 1984. Half-time of Super Bowl XVIII. The Los Angeles Raiders went into the locker room up 21-3 on the Washington Redskins. I was watching the game at my family’s place in the Chicago suburbs when this came on the TV set: “Apple 1984 S...
by Survival And Prosperity on Feb 9, 2016

Ignacio Ramonet: Google sabe todo de ti.

Ignacio Ramonet / La Jornada En nuestra vida cotidiana dejamos constantemente rastros que entregan nuestra identidad, dejan ver nuestras relaciones, reconstruyen nuestros desplazamientos, identifican nuestras ideas, desvelan nuestros gustos, nuestras...
by Miradas Encontradas on Feb 9, 2016

“It’s Official: Americans R Stupid”

 “It’s Official: Americans R Stupid”By Michael Snyder“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”- George Orwell"As Americans, we tend to be pretty full of ourselves,...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Jan 11, 2016

Quote du jour

So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot. -George Orwell...
by Proof Positive on Dec 30, 2015

R’lyeh Reality

It’s always a sign that I’ve been too busy when I lose track of Cthulhu. Few created deities receive the attention of the web like the terror dreamed up by H. P. Lovecraft. The internet has created an environment, like … Continue reading &#...

"Not Mad..."

"Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”- George Orwell, “1984”...
by Running 'Cause I Can't Fly on Aug 28, 2015


GEORGE ORWELL'S ANIMAL FARM PUBLISHED 70 YEARS AGOLondon (JFK+50) After having been turned down by four different publishing companies, George Orwell's "Animal Farm" was published here in London by Secker and Warburg seventy years ago today, Aug...
by JFK+50 on Aug 17, 2015

Book Style: 1984 by George Orwell

1984, or Nineteen Eighty-Four depending on which edition you have, is one of those novels I would’ve read even if it wasn’t George Orwell’s most famous, or assigned reading in the majority of U.S. high schools (an irony that is not...
by Book Riot on Jul 23, 2015

Recopilación de frases de George Orwell

  El Gran Hermano te observa.   Hoy les tenemos un listado de frases memorables del escritor George Orwell, quién The post Recopilación de frases de George Orwell appeared first on Divergente.
by Divergentemx on Jun 25, 2015

1984 in London

Tickets for 1984 in London The Olivier Award nominated and critically acclaimed production of 1984, first seen in London early in 2014, will return to the Playhouse Theatre this summer. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU The story, written in 1949, predic...
by London Theatre Breaks on May 5, 2015

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