Biographical background on George Orwell (Erich Blair)
Why George Orwell wrote 1984: Orwell Today website. From that website:
” In the essay WHY I WRITE, published in 1947, Orwell says:
‘Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it. [original emphasis]’ ”
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