George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair  better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. His work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism.       He was born in Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India on 25 June 1903.Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction, and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England, and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed, as are his essays on politics, literature, language, and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of «The 50 greatest British writers since 1945». Orwell’s work continues to influence popular and political culture, and the term Orwellian – descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices – has entered the language together with many of his neologisms, including Big BrotherThought PoliceRoom 101memory holenewspeakdoublethinkprolesunperson, and thoughtcrime. He died on 21 January 1950 , at the age of 46, in the University College Hospital, London, England. (Based on Wikipedia)

George Orwell (1903-1950)
Big Brother (1949)
Animal Farm (1945)
Why I Write (1946)
Nomage to Catalonia (1938)

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