April 26th, 2013

Golden Hair

As I Please

As I Please:  The Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters, vol. 3 1943-1945 by George Orwell.

I think more essays and fewer letters than even the one before, covering up to the tail end of World War II -- it includes an allusion to the atom bomb, namely that the Japanese surrender did much to reconcile the British to it.
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Update:  It occurs to me that I should include a warning about "Benefit of the Clergy", one of the essays.  It's about Dali, and it concludes with observations about saying that a work is a magnificent piece of artistry and should be burned by the public hangman.  It makes it very clear why he thinks of this of Dali, and it's rather revolting stuff.