'Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism as I understand it'. Thus wrote Orwell following his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish ...
Civil War, chronicled in "Homage to Catalonia". Here he brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic episode.
Già solo per l'appendice II vale la pena comprarlo. Forse l'unica pecca e' che andrebbe messa come introduzione, per fare chiarezza sul ginepraio di sigle sindacali e partitiche che hanno animato la guerra civile spagnola (sulla quale è difficile
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Orwell's discussions of the underlying politics are fascinating and reveal the degree of inaccuracy of the typical US conflation of all forms of Marxism and Communism. He also shows extraordinary journalistic skills through his deft separation
..." of observations and interpretations on this segment of history.Continua...Nascondi