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T.S Eliot

On Hollowness

I see the hollow buildings hanging in the winter sun

Throwing empty shadows that hide the hollow men

The world just isn't real it's built on endless timeless time

On land marks in the desert wastes of multicoloured crime.

- from Legend, by Roy Harper

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On George Orwell
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Halcyon In Kal… 10 March 2012

According to Open Culture, Orwell's Animal Farm was almost never published.  The manuscript barely survived the Nazi bombing of London during World War II, and then initially T.S. Eliot (an important editor at Faber & Faber) and other publishers rejected the book.  It eventually came to see the light of day but, reportedly, Animal Farm still can’t be legally read in China, Burma and North Korea, or across large parts of the Islamic world.  However, the Internet Archive offers free access to audio versions of Animal Farm and Orwell’s other major classic, 1984 (of which you can hear the first part below).

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