Regular visitors to this humble blog are aware of my deep appreciation for George Orwell’s writing. I was chuffed to discover a new Orwell project set to launch this week. The Orwell Daily is a newletter which will offer tranches of Orwell’s writing—between 1,000 and 1,500 words—every day. The newsletter will launch on October 28th with a serialization of Down and Out in Paris and London, which will run until late December.
According to the Orwell Daily editor Jeremy Wikeley, “Really this about starting a conversation and a community around the books and the words themselves. Orwell is, obviously, everywhere. To say he’s influential doesn’t really cover it. For so many people Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm aren’t just good reads or wise parables, they’re living, breathing texts, books that make sense of the world and offer a way through it. The essays and the non-fiction too. The Foundation exists to keep that legacy alive.”
I didn’t know about this project, neat.
I actually recently listened to this book and really loved it.
I also remember an excellent book On Orwell:
Finding George Orwell in Burma, by Emma Larkin.
You have probably read it.
If not, highly recommended: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/79793.Finding_George_Orwell_in_Burma?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_14