All efforts to describe permanent happiness, on the other hand, have been failures, from earliest history onwards.

A book like Brave New World is an expression of the actual fear that modern man feels of the rationalised hedonistic society which it is within his power to create.

For one of the sources of the Fascist movement is the desire to avoid a too- rational and too- comfortable world.

The earlier parts of Gulliver’s Travels are probably the most devastating attack on human society that has ever been written. Every word of them is relevant today.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98010494

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For two years, between 1941 and 1943, George Orwell - real name Eric Blair - was BBC staff member 9889, hired as a Talks Producer for the Eastern Service to write what was essentially propaganda for broadcast to India.

From recruitment to resignation, this collection of documents reveals the high regard in which Orwell was held by his colleagues and superiors and his own uncompromising integrity and honesty. Internal memos explore working relationships with literary contributors, while letters written from the Hebridean island of Jura colour the background to the creation of ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/orwell/

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Yesterday I was thinking that Orwell is a very close writer to me. Not Kafka, for instance. George Orwell. I often repeat that language related questions are political. It turned out Orwell has a text about it.

A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks …… English …… becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.

http://wikilivres.ca/wiki/Politics_and_the_English_Language

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It came the other way. Orwell’s great book, in my opinion, his greatest book, Homage to Catalonia, I think was first published in 1937, but it was suppressed – a couple hundred copies published, both in England and the United States; it was essentially suppressed.

http://globetrotter.berkeley.edu/people2/Chomsky/chomsky-con1.html

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George Orwell Politics and the English Language

  1. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
  2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
  5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
  6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

http://orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit

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#Ջորջ֊Օրուել. #1984 հեղինակ՝ #Բեն֊Ջոնս

#2012թ. Դիզայներների ու ձևավորողների մի խումբ որոշեց ներկայացնել գրքի 20 ալտերնատիվ շապիկի տարբերակ՝ օգտագործելով անկանխատեսելի վառ գույներ, թելեր ու կոլաժներ, գրաֆիկական ձևավորում և այլն: Արդյունքում ստացվեց այն, ինչ ստացվեց…< br> http://hs-poetry.blogspot.com/2013/03/20.html

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