GEORGE ORWELLL’S ‘1984’ – AT 70 [ARTICLE]

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1984 by George Orwell was published 70 years ago this month- on June 8. Working at a library- it is still a much checked out and read book- 70 years on. It is on the summer reading list for the local high school seniors to be. I am not much of a fiction reader but did read it earlier in this decade finally- and found it a fascinating read. So much Orwell was writing about 70 years ago- seems to either be here now or on the way.  Below is an article from the New Yorker on 1984 at 70.

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/1984-at-seventy-why-we-still-read-orwells-book-of-prophecy?utm_source=pocket-newtab

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8 responses to “GEORGE ORWELLL’S ‘1984’ – AT 70 [ARTICLE]

  1. Thank you for this article, AND the one it led me to, Salman Rushdie’s tribute to Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and “Slaughterhouse Five.” “1984” is five days short of six months older than me. “Slaughterhouse Five” is 20 years younger than me. Yet both books probably had serious effects on my life as a pacifist, and a dreamer. Nor were they the only ones. From the first science-fiction novel I ever read, “The Ant Men,” I was hooked, and could not get enough to read. To try to list even the most memorable books I have read in the genre would take time and space unavailable to me, or my old fogey memory. But “Don’t Panic!” as I am not about to try.
    Just, Thank you.

  2. Sadly very prophetic.
    It’s funny how that cover has the woman in a kind of low-cut blouse but I don’t remember anyone being overtly sexy in the book…….but I haven’t read it in decades……..

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