Orwellian

… Or Just A Podcast About George Orwell?

George Orwell wrote some of his most renowned essays for the British left-wing publication Tribune between 1940 and 1947, including Books vs Cigarettes, You And The Atom Bomb and the regular As I Please column. These works were compiled by Paul Anderson in the book Orwell in Tribune.

And you can listen to a conversation between Paul and the chaps at Little Atoms … in it’s entirety … here. Well worth it.

It was first broadcast in 2006 and just republished this week. This chap has long been a fan of Mr. Orwell – having read ALL of his books before he hit his twenties. That said, not a scholar … soooo … I am scheduling this post to come out in about a week’s time …. in the hope that the other chap – who is far better versed than this chap in topics of this ilk can add some meaningful fodder for our delecation.

Seperately … Relating to a book on Orwell by Paul Anderson, this also makes for an interesting read. He had me in the opening sentence.

George Orwell’s schoolfriend, Cyril Connolly, wrote that the duty of a writer was to produce a masterpiece. He famously identified one of the main obstacles as “the pram in the hall”.

But you’d probably have to be a Brit of a certain age to catch the image.