George Orwell: Blogger

What makes a diary like a blog? The Orwell Prize is offer­ing up a new answer to that famil­iar ques­tion in August when it fires up the Orwell Diaries, a blog that will post each entry from George Orwell’s pri­vate mus­ings exact­ly 70 years after it was writ­ten. I like this idea because it com­bines the imme­di­a­cy of the per­son­al jour­nal with all the use­ful archi­tec­ture of the dig­i­tal blog.

The diary runs from August 9, 1938 to Octo­ber 1942. These were inter­est­ing times for Orwell, and you can fol­low him as he recov­ers from a life-threat­en­ing lung haem­or­rhage in Moroc­co (1938), lat­er returns to the UK, and then offers his thoughts on Europe’s lapse into World War II.

Don’t for­get to down­load a nice & free ver­sion of Orwell’s 1984 here.

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