Andrew Ferguson

Looking Through Orwell

 

George Orwell: A Life in LettersSelected and Annotated by Peter Davison(Norton, 542 pages, $35) HOW MUCH OF the real George Orwell can be found in this new collection of letters is an open question. “Good prose,” he once wrote, “is like a window pane.” The good writer, he told us, will strive mightily to efface […]

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Looking Through Orwell

 

George Orwell: A Life in LettersSelected and Annotated by Peter Davison(Norton, 542 pages, $35) HOW MUCH OF the real George Orwell can be found in this new collection of letters is an open question. “Good prose,” he once wrote, “is like a window pane.” The good writer, he told us, will strive mightily to efface […]

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Wanna Party?

 

THE SATURDAY NIGHT before the Republican National Convention opened, I arrived in New Orleans, dropped my bags at the hotel, and set off through the French Quarter in search of a late dinner. It was almost like walking onto the set of Satyricon, the difference being that, for this version, central casting had brought in […]

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