"Homage to Catalonia" is a short memoir written by George Orwell and published in the United Kingdom in 1938. The book was not published in the United States until almost twenty years later in 1952. The memoir tells the story of Orwell's time acting as a militia man in the Spanish Civil War for nine months from December of 1936 to July of 1937. Reviews of the book were mixed with some … [Read more...]
Geroge Orwell was born in 1903 in India that was a British colony. He went to school in England and he served in the police of Burma and he wrote about his experience in his first novel "Burmese Days".
He spent some time in Paris and then in London where he washed the dishes. In 1933 he published his first book "Down and Out in Paris and London" and the next "Burmese Days".
In 1936 he came to Spain where a civil war started and he wanted to fight on the republican’s side. Soon he was vanished and came back to England. He published a book called "Homage to Catalonia".
During the II. World War he volunteered but because of health issues he wasn’t accepted into the army so he worked as a writer for BBC during the time London was bombed. In 1944 he finished "Animal Farm" that came out in August 1945.
His most famous and significant work "1984." was published in 1949, just a year before his death. "1984." is a political novel with surprising accuracy, considering the year it was written in. Orwell saw it all as a fiction.
He died in January, 1950.
The novel "1984." written by George Orwell is one of the most significant novels of world literature and for sure one of the most famous dystopian novels of all times. It speaks of the totalitarian system that rules in the future (considering the time the novel was written) and about a single person trying to survive. That single person is Winston Smith. His name emphasizes his … [Read more...]