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.
To be clear – the song was written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe and first appeared in 1947, and apparently was inspired by something he read by Mark Twain Then again , Wikipedia goes on to reveal that something similar was published in 1822 here in America, which was in turn seems to have been copied from the London Literary Gazette.
Plagiarism has been alive and well for a while then?