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Saturday, August 09, 2021

Decades after he wrote them, George Orwell’s previously unpublished diary entries will now see the light of day — appropriately enough, in blog form.

The first entry was posted today, exactly 70 years after Orwell committed it to paper on August 9th, 1938. The idea is to mirror the posting dates with the same calendar dates, thus coming close to recreating the narrative process. Great idea, although someone’s already pointed out that waiting for the 84th anniversary of the first entry would have been even better — not only for symbolic purposes, but also because the day/dates would match precisely in 2002.

The journaling begins as Orwell is recuperating from lung disease in Morocco, and will run through the start of World War II to the mid-point of that conflict. It should be an engaging read.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 08/09/2021 08:22:00 PM
Category: Bloggin', History, Political, Publishing
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