Why Orwell Matters


Why Orwell Matters
Why Orwell Matters  
Author(s) Christopher Hitchens
Country United States of America
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date 2002
Media type Print (Paperback)
Pages 211
ISBN 0-465-03050-5
OCLC Number 49922535

Why Orwell Matters, released in the UK as Orwell's Victory, is a book-length biographical essay by Christopher Hitchens. In it, the author relates George Orwell's thoughts on and actions in relation to: the British Empire; the British left; the British right; the United States; English conventions; feminism and women; and his own controversial work for the British Foreign Office. At the end of the book, Hitchens critiques Orwell's novels and legacy.

A portion of the book also appears in John Rodden's 2007 compilation Cambridge Companion to George Orwell (ISBN 987-0-521-85842-7).

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