The Orwell Diaries

Sep 11 2008

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The British group ‘The Orwell Prize’ is now posting the diaries of George Orwell online, exactly 70 years later. So, on September 10th 2008, they posted Orwell’s entry for September 10th 1938.

Fascinating. His entries up to this point have mostly logged the nature and people around him. Little of surpassing genius; just a little diary of weather and such.

Comforting, in a way, to know that such a great writer penned such ordinary diary entries. On the other hand, I fully expect it to eventually tilt towards genius.

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