Some people just can’t keep out of the news. I recently wrote in this blog about George Orwell’s new blog, which is on the blatherblog blogroll — that’s a tongue twister!
Now Orwell is the subject of a new book along with Evelyn Waugh. The book, The Same Man: George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in Love and War, is by David Lebedoff. The book sounds like a fascinating history of their times as well as a discussion of the work and lives of these two literary giants. They both had widely different views on a number of issues, such as religion, the Spanish Civil War and economics.
Here’s are two New York Times book reviews. The book must be worth reading, since it merits TWO reviews in the Times. Here’s Michiko Kakutani’s review: Literary Soul Mates or Authors Who Were Polar Opposites? Here’s what Jim Holt had to say about the book: Two of a Kind
If this isn’t enough about George Orwell, you can go to my blog post Newspeak Cathy