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    Orwell said in his introduction that he wrote...

    Orwell said in his introduction that he wrote Animal Farm to show that the USSR was not a socialist country and socialists should criticize it, not defend it. "Every line of serious work that I have...
  2. Thread: The Crocodile

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    Chernyshevsky was a socialist author. One of his...

    Chernyshevsky was a socialist author. One of his novels, "What Is to Be Done?", was an inspiration to Lenin. Lenin wrote a work of political theory with the same title.

    It's been said that the...
  3. Thread: The Crocodile

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    The Crocodile

    Has anyone else read this? If so, what did you think? I thought that the relationships between the two main male characters and the main female character (Elena) were interesting. As outlandish a...
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    Orwell's essays are great. This one made me...

    Orwell's essays are great. This one made me think about the importance of taking notions from the back of one's mind and bringing them into the front of the mind (in order to examine them more...
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    Yes, but I've read that the unpublished sequel to...

    Yes, but I've read that the unpublished sequel to Mein Kampf, which I think was written rather than dictated, was also desultory.
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    I recommend you read George Orwell's essay...

    I recommend you read George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language", which you can find in The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters of George Orwell. You can probably find that in your...
  7. Thread: Camus Quotes

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    "Integrity has no need of rules."

    "Integrity has no need of rules."
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    George Orwell has an excellent essay in which he...

    George Orwell has an excellent essay in which he expounds on the difficulty of talking about thinking called "New Words". I recommend that anyone interested in the question posed in the title of...
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    Science is the investigation of the world using...

    Science is the investigation of the world using the scientific method. Religion is faith- believing assertions without evidence.
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    Nobody has mentioned "A Christmas Tree and A...

    Nobody has mentioned "A Christmas Tree and A Wedding" and "The Peasant Marey" yet, so I thought I would recommend you look at them for your essay.

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  11. Quick Question on "Dream of a Ridiculous Man"

    I read somewhere that in "Dream of a Ridiculous Man", the dream that he has is a religious awakening. I hadn't seen anything that indicated that the dream he had was necessarily religious; I know he...
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    Orwell was anti-Bolshevik, anti-imperialist, and...

    Orwell was anti-Bolshevik, anti-imperialist, and anti-fascist at a time when many Europeans (and many intellectuals) only fit into 1 or 2 of those descriptions, and his writings are based on those...
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    I enjoyed this book. Very thought provoking, as...

    I enjoyed this book. Very thought provoking, as lukgem illustrated. My problem with it, though, were that Rosemary seemed unbelievably good-natured, patient and devoted. I doubt such a woman...
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    "Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War" contains...

    "Looking Back on the Spanish Civil War" contains some great material about tyranny. Orwell also did a review of Mein Kampf. "Catastrophic Gradualism" talks about Western apologists for Stalinism.
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    The main character in "The Lady and the Dog" is a...

    The main character in "The Lady and the Dog" is a habitual cheater. There's also an affair in "The Duel". The story "A Problem" is about a teenage forger. The story "A Chorus Girl" has...
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    Chekhov said that it was an artist's job to raise...

    Chekhov said that it was an artist's job to raise questions, not necessarily to provide answers. I recommend you check out "The Personal Papers of Anton Chekhov" and/or "Letters of Anton Chekhov." ...
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    Sticky: I just joined this network a few minutes ago. I...

    I just joined this network a few minutes ago. I got into fiction recently after having only been interested in non-fiction for most of my life. I especially enjoy Anton Chekhov and George Orwell....
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