February 17, 2006

Re-encountering George Orwell

Inspired by a recent Radio Open Source program on Orwell's legacy (including informed speculation on what Orwell would think about the world of today), I picked up a copy of The Orwell Reader at a nearby used bookstore and dove in, starting with the remarkable essay "Shooting an Elephant" (available in various places on the Web). Whew. I can't think of too many writers so unputdownable. If you haven't tried Orwell recently, I recommend the exercise.

Posted by oook at February 17, 2006 08:19 AM

Yeah, he's still amazing. I miss teaching "Politics and the English Language."

Posted by: Bryan at February 18, 2006 01:17 PM