Why Orwell Matters - Christopher Hitchens Reviews
Description:ISBN 0465030491 / Author: Christopher Hitchens / Publisher: Basic Books / 208 pages / Orwell and why he matters in the twenty first ... more
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by - written on 09/02/12, updated on 27/02/12 (Very useful, 80 readings)
Publisher: Basic Books 2002 Dedicated to: Robert Conquest - premature anti-fascist - premature anti-Stalinism - poet and mentor and founder of 'the united front against b*****it'. There is a smidgeon of endearment when an author of the calibre of Christopher Hitchens reintroduces the last century author and conceptualist George Orwell to the world again. I half expected Hitchens to start accordingly - "This is George Orwell, you may have heard of him"; or a message such as; "Meet my mentor, he's the original 'hitch"'; although Orwell wrote prolifically his readership seemed to take on the notion Orwell was fictional, therefore ... Read the complete review