6 FACTS ABOUT GEORGE ORWELL

6 FACTS ABOUT GEORGE ORWELL

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Today is June 25th which means it is the birthday of an outstanding author, novelist, journalist and critic George Orwell. He was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari. He is known for his allegorical novella ‘Animal Farm’ and the dystopian novel ‘1984.’ And today to celebrate his birthday and honor him, here are six facts about George Orwell.

Were These Books Fairly Banned?

Were These Books Fairly Banned?

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Why is it that the most philosophical books are often the most controversial? Literature that makes audiences question the basic fabric of society is known to be the most profound. Questioning our current atmosphere is what allows humanity to develop intellectually. Yet, it’s only normal for people to fear the questioning of society, as history shows that it frequently leads to change. There are a few books that come to mind that pose an abundance of deep, philosophical questions. Yet, institutions around the world, from school curriculums to entire nations, have banned them for various reasons. Granted, these books are …

70 Years Later, British Council Apologizes for George Orwell Rejection

70 Years Later, British Council Apologizes for George Orwell Rejection

If you’re into easy little phrases with all the emotional depths of a greeting card condolence, you might’ve heard or used the phrase ‘it’s never too late to apologize.’ Here’s the question: is this truism actually true? Is it really never too late—even if the person’s dead? We’d ask George Orwell whether this widely held assumption applied to a recent apology he received, but he’s not exactly available for commentary.   Image Via George Orwell Biography   In 1946, the British Council commissioned Orwell to write an essay on the country’s cuisine in an attempt to spread British culture throughout …

George Orwell’s Iconic Novella ‘Animal Farm’ Acquired by Netflix

George Orwell’s Iconic Novella ‘Animal Farm’ Acquired by Netflix

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George Orwell’s beloved dystopian, Animal Farm, is coming to the small screen. Netflix has bought Andy Serkis’ feature film adaptation of Animal Farm and will work with the director-producer to develop it.     Director Andy Serkis, who may be familiar due to his recent role in Black Panther, acquired the rights to Animal Farm in 2012 with the intention of adapting it into a TV series. Since then he’s been looking for a home for the series and has finally found one in Netflix, though it will air as a film instead of a series. Serkis will produce it alongside Matt …