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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Life with George Orwell--His Son Speaks Up

A man in a lifetime of battles against his philosophical enemies and his health, George Orwell: what would it be like living with him? If you read his Wikipedia article, you'd think that he and Hemingway must have crossed paths often, such as in Spain during the Spanish Civil War.

The Times Online (UK) asks the the question about living with George Orwell (born Eric Blair) upon the occasion of his adopted son making a rare interview ahead of a literary festival he would attend with Orwell's biographer. The short answer: it was quite pleasant living with Orwell, though it was a short-lived relationship due to Orwell's early death. Here is the Times article.

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