Posts Tagged ‘1984’

  • Brave New World And 1984

    Brave New World And 1984

    March 19th, 2015 | Writers | journalpulp | 9 Comments

    Not long after the publication of George Orwell’s wildly famous novel 1984, Orwell received a brief missive from his former teacher Aldous Huxley. Seventeen years before that, Huxley’s semi-similar novel Brave New World electrified the world. The letter is a fascinating read, and that is why I reprint it here in full: Wrightwood. Cal. 21 […]

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  • George Orwell: On Writing, On Clarity Of Thought

    George Orwell: On Writing, On Clarity Of Thought

    September 3rd, 2012 | Writers | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    “The great enemy of clear language is insincerity,” wrote George Orwell, “and when there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.” I confess I myself sometimes feel like that cuttlefish spurting out ink, but […]

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