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Homage to Catalonia

In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participant???as a member of the Workers??? Party of Marxist Unity. Fighting against the Fascists, he described in painfully vivid and occasionally comic detail life in the trenches???with a ???democratic army??? composed of men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weapons???and his near fatal wounding. As the politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles.,Considered one of the finest works by a man V. S. Pritchett called ???the wintry conscience of a generation,??? Homage to Catalonia is both Orwell???s memoir of his experiences at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. This edition features a new foreword by Adam Hochschild placing the war in greater context and discussing the evolution of Orwell???s views on the Spanish Civil War.,???No one except George Orwell . . . made the violence and self-dramatization of Spain so burning and terrible.?????? Alfred Kazin, New York Times,???A wise book, one that once read will never be forgotten.??????Chicago Sunday Tribune

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Homage to Catalonia

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In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participant???as a member of the Workers??? Party of Marxist Unity. Fighting against the Fascists, he described in painfully vivid and occasionally comic detail life in the trenches???with a ???democratic army??? composed of men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weapons???and his near fatal wounding. As the politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles.,Considered one of the finest works by a man V. S. Pritchett called ???the wintry conscience of a generation,??? Homage to Catalonia is both Orwell???s memoir of his experiences at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. This edition features a new foreword by Adam Hochschild placing the war in greater context and discussing the evolution of Orwell???s views on the Spanish Civil War.,???No one except George Orwell . . . made the violence and self-dramatization of Spain so burning and terrible.?????? Alfred Kazin, New York Times,???A wise book, one that once read will never be forgotten.??????Chicago Sunday Tribune

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