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George Orwell

English author and journalist

1903   -   1950

genre: dystopian literature, dystopia
country of citizenship: United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
native language: English
educated at: Eton College, Wellington College, St Cyprian's School
occupation: war correspondent, poet, essayist, journalist, novelist, literary critic, autobiographer, bookseller, screenwriter, writer, science fiction writer
award received: Prometheus Award - Hall of Fame, Prometheus Award, Hugo Award for Best Novella

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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism and outspoken support of democratic socialism.Orwell wrote literary criticism, poetry, fiction and polemical journalism. He is best known for the allegorical novella Animal Farm (1945) and the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949). His non-fiction works, including The Road to Wigan Pier (1937), documenting his experience of working class life in the north of England; and Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, are widely acclaimed as are his essays on politics, literature, language and culture. In 2008, The Times ranked him second on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".Orwell's work continues to influence popular and political culture and the term "Orwellian"—descriptive of totalitarian or authoritarian social practices—has entered the language together with many of his neologisms, including "Big Brother", "Thought Police", "Room 101", "memory hole", "newspeak", "doublethink", "proles", "unperson" and "thoughtcrime".
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works

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Homage to Catalonia

book by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1938

Coming Up for Air

Novel by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1939

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

novel by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1936

Down and Out in Paris and London

book by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1933

Animal Farm

Novel by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1946

Burmese Days

novel by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1934

A Hanging

book by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1931

Politics and the English Language

essay by George Orwell

author: George Orwell

1946

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