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Orwell

George, real name Eric Arthur Blair. 1903--50, English novelist and essayist, born in India. He is notable for his social criticism, as in The Road to Wigan Pier (1932); his account of his experiences of the Spanish Civil War Homage to Catalonia (1938); and his satirical novels Animal Farm (1945), an allegory on the Russian Revolution, and 1984 (1949), in which he depicts an authoritarian state of the future

Orwell

Lazy functional language, Miranda-like. List comprehensions and pattern matching. "Introduction to Orwell 5.00", P.L. Wadler et al, Programming Research Group, Oxford U, 1988.
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(12.) In his first book, Down and Out in Paris and London (1933), Orwell describes his lodging in terms that are similar to those used in the first half of The Road to Wigan Pier.
However, the persistent sex in Orwell's novels refuses to be quieted by these arguments.
We meet Jean Searle, widow of Gil, the little boy who gave up his bed for Orwell. His child's bed was too small for the 6ft 2in writer and the Searles had to put a chair across the foot to make it longer.
A quick flip through the (thorough) index reveals references to Orwell's anti-Semitism and Churchill's drinking.
Orwell's voice was also a whisper in a whirlwind at times.
Orwell's all-controlling state would almost certainly have been more interested in Blyton's "Famous Five" with their tales of secret seaside adventures and lashings of ginger beer.
Orwell later claimed to have regretted the violence, but the narration of Ellis's encounter gives a resolutely different impression.
Singhvi, wanted to develop Orwell's birthplace on the lines of Stratford- upon- Avon and Yasnaya Polyana, birthplaces of William Shakespeare and Leo Tolstoy in England and Russia, respectively, which attract lakhs of tourists every year.
Linskey denies that Nineteen EightyFour was influenced by Orwell's serious illness.
At the time, Orwell - whose real name was Eric Blair - was recuperating from tuberculosis and completing the dystopian classic 1984.
Author Norman Bissell reveals in his new book, Barnhill, that David Holbrook, the boyfriend of Orwell's housekeeper Susan Watson, was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain - and Orwell suspected him to be a spy.