The Real George Orwell - Essays and Journalism
Selection of George Orwell's non-fiction writing.
Reader ..... Clive Merrison
Producer ..... David Jackson Young.
1/5 A Hanging
Although most famous for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty Four, George Orwell was also a prolific essayist and journalist.
A selection of Orwell's non-fiction writing begins with the powerful essay, A Hanging, Orwell's account of an execution that he attended while serving in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma during the 1920's: 'It is curious, but til that moment I had never realised what it means to destroy a healthy, conscious man.'
2/5 Confessions of a Book Reviewer
Confessions of a Book Reviewer attempts to tell the terrible truth about writing reviews for a living while one of Orwell's As I Please columns tackles the oddities of the English language.
3/5 My Country Right or Left
In My Country Right or Left, Orwell attempts to reconcile his strong patriotic feelings with his left wing views.
4/5 Pleasure Spots
Today, the author's thoughts on the post-war prospects for the English tourist trade, taken from a 1944 edition of Orwell's regular Tribune column, "As I Please". Before that, an essay written in 1946 from the same publication : Pleasure Spots, which takes as its subject the precursors of today's theme parks - horribly artificial places from which the natural world has been excluded.
5/5 As I Please
In this final selection of pieces, Orwell explores gullibility in modern society, ridicules the absurdities of the New Year's Honours List, and recalls a minor incident from his youth which helped to form his socialist outlook.
First broadcast BBC-R4: 18 to 22 Feb 2013
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Duration: 5 X 14 minutes episodes
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