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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