Orwell, although in quite poor health, had written the introduction for thisvolume in the Spring of 1947. Reynolds – a Quaker, a pacifist, a supporter ofthe ILP and of the non-Communist Republicans in Spain – had worked with Orwellon his talks to India. Although they did seem to consult on the contents (Orwellhad some suggestions), he said that Reynolds – then in his early 40s –"compiled and arranged this book." A second volume with which Orwellhad little to do appeared in 1951. This introduction gave Orwell a chance toplay with his ideas about pamphlets and once more to decry the "decay"of the English Language.
Much has been written about the various individuals whose work influenced Orwell in creating Among those who have been singled out are Burnham, Aldous Huxley, H.G. Wells, and Zamiatin. The last, a one-time professional engineer, initially turned to writing in his late 20s as an avocation while in exile for his activities in the Russian revolution of 1905. After the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, according to Max Eastman, Zamiatin gave his "energy and ingenuity to writing and to editing literary journals." Zamiatin left Russia in the early 1930s and died in Paris in 1937. , written in 1921-22, has many parallels with including the state's extirpation of imagination, the complete regimentation of life, the psychological transformation of the main protagonist. Zamiatin, understanding he had no possibility of publishing in the USSR, sent his manuscript overseas, and its first appearance in any language was the 1924 American edition. In 1944, Gleb Struve, then teaching Slavonic Studies at London University, introduced Orwell to via the French translation Orwell reviewed it for in early 1946. He particularly found it interesting that as in the state in practiced "cruelty as an end in itself." Struve had a copy of the English translation but extremely dissatisfied with it, almost entirely rewrote it in the margins of his copy: at one point in exasperation he wrote of a translated phrase "both incorrect and cheap."
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It is long past 1984, but interest in Orwell continues unabated. Penguin,which has kept most of Orwell's writing in print over the past few decades, hasnow undertaken to make the major works available unabridged on tape. There hadbeen abridged recordings in the past.
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A brilliant essayist with a magnificent command of the English language,Orwell in this first collection dealt with Charles Dickens, the English"boys' weeklies," and Henry Miller. He used his subjects to dwell on awide variety of issues including "cultural unity," propaganda, andliterary trends. These essays, as one critic later remarked, are "small masterpieces in a limited field." Inearly 1940 1,100 copies (with overs) of this book were printed; the book wentout of print before the end of the year. All copies were not sold; some weredestroyed by bombing. Orwell probably earned less than £30 for this splendidcollection. No American edition of this book has been published. However, theessays would surface over the years in various edited collections, in the U.K.(such as the Penguin editions), the U.S., and elsewhere in translation.
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From 1941 until the Summer 1946 issue Orwell regularly reported on theEnglish scene for the . Altogether he wrote 15"London Letters." was a New York-basedone-time Trotskyite literary and political journal. By the 1940s "for manyreaders," according to co-editor William Phillips, the "servedas a focal point in their attempts to orient themselves in the world of modernart and politics." Orwell, during the 1940s, when the achievedgreat eminence and influence, also contributed articles and reviews. "GhandiIn Mayfair," a tough-minded negative review of by Lionel Felden (published by Secker & Warburg) first appeared in (September, 1943).
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During the first part of 1945, into the summer, Orwell served a stint as acorrespondent (at home and abroad) for and the He also managed to squeeze in other writing, as for examplehis contribution to (designed as "a collection of stories,articles, and pictures for the junior members of the family"). Orwell'sarticle, drawing on his correspondent experiences appeared in initialissue in late 1945. He made no concessions to the age of his readers. editors (who included Andre Deutsch, later an influential, maverick,left-leaning U.K. publisher) correctly assessed Orwell's report as "anattempt to describe the actual state of the world and the immediate problemsthat face us." Orwell, said their preface to his article, "sets out toshow that these problems CAN be solved, but at the same time emphasises thatthere is not much cause for optimism in the world to-day."