Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Two Legs Bad

Martin Tyrrell reviewed Becoming George Orwell: Life and Letters, Legend and Legacy, by John Rodden, at the Dublin Review of Books.

"Rodden gives a good account of the sudden and unexpected rise of Orwell’s reputation following the publication of Animal Farm in 1945. Initially, and widely, rejected on political grounds ‑ Russia was an ally in a war that was still ongoing ‑ Orwell’s bitter allegory of Soviet communism would have its day only when the war was safely won."

See Orwell, Animal Farm, in Great Books of the Western World (second edition, 60 Vol., 1990) volume 60.

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