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Only when Gollancz commissioned Orwell to go North and write a book about
how the unemployed lived did it become clear ( in The Road to Wigan Pier of
1937 ) that Orwell had committed himself to socialism . Typically , he did not put
up at ...
And Fyvel persuaded a somewhat reluctant Orwell to write for the series himself .
... Orwell had given up ' trying to write ' , meaning novels , although as ever he
was writing lots of book reviews and occasional pieces ( even letters to Time and
And Orwell held to the unusual view that socialists have a peculiar duty to write
about theories , values and policies in a way comprehensible to ordinary literate
people ( unlike much contemporary socialist writing , of his generation and ours )
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It seems harsh to criticise George Orwell's optimism when he implies that socialism has become inevitable: he was writing in 1941, I thought so in 1980. Sadly, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher and ... Read full review