George Orwell

‘Who controls the past controls the future:
who controls the present controls the past.’
George Orwell ‘1984’ (1949)

George Orwell (1903-1950) (pen name for Eric Arthur Blair) — the famous English writer, is the author of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ (also known as ‘1984’), ‘Animal Farm: A Fairy Story’ (or ‘Animal Farm’), ‘Homage to Catalonia’, ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’, ‘The road to Wigan Pier’, ‘Burmese Days’, ‘Keep the Aspidistra flying’, ‘A Clergyman's daughter’, ‘Coming Up for Air’...

Orwell was also a prolific essayist who produced such works as ‘Why I Write’, ‘Inside the Whale’, ‘The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius’, ‘Looking back on the Spanish War’, ‘Politics and the English Language’, ‘Notes on Nationalism’, ‘The Prevention of Literature’, ‘Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool’, ‘A Hanging’, ‘Shooting an Elephant’, ‘Charles Dickens’, ‘Marrakech’, ‘Literature and Totalitarianism’, ‘Writers and Leviathan’ in addition to many articles, including ‘As I Please’, ‘You and the Atomic Bomb’, ‘Toward European Unity’, ‘Who are the War Criminals?’, ‘Pacifism and the War’, ‘My Country Right or Left’, ‘In Front of Your Nose’, ‘Revenge is Sour’, ‘Future of a ruined Germany’...

George Orwell - Eric Arthur Blair

A literary critic who excelled in the genre, Orwell wrote ‘Reflections on Gandhi’, ‘Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali’, ‘Wells, Hitler and the World State’, ‘Rudyard Kipling’, ‘Mark Twain — The Licensed Jester’, ‘In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse’, ‘Raffles and Miss Blandish’, ‘The Art of Donald McGill’ etc.

Dag's Orwell Project is comprehensive, offering all of Orwell's main works in both English and Russian. Orwell fans will also discover a large photo gallery here — with the opportunity to access a selection of photos from Orwell's life as well as the extracts from biography written by Sir Bernard Crick — ‘George Orwell: A Life’ and a complete Orwell bibliography. The section ‘A Life’ features critiques on Orwell's work and discussions devoted to the writer's continuing relevance in today's world.

This web-site also features full text versions of Aldous Huxley's ‘Brave New World’ and Evgeny Zamyatin's ‘WE’ (in Russian only so far).

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