le 1 décembre 2014
My subject line is indeed a nod to Christopher Hitchens' book on the man and I believe this work is a keynote in his catalogue. If you wish to understand the Spanish Civil War, this book is for you. Orwell served on the frontline with the Marxist POUM but arrived in Spain via the International Brigade. Spain was the battleground for the greater global fight between Fascism and Communism. Orwell saw through both and was inspired to write 1984 & Animal Farm as a result of his experiences and considerable personal insight. A true visionary.