Homage to Catalonia

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Orwell's account of his participation in the Spanish Civil War, describes his months fighting for the workers' cause, with inadequate ammunition amongst ill‐trained, ragged volunteers—an experience which nevertheless gave him a sense of the meaning of socialism in action, and of the possibility of belonging to a classless society. The tone is laconic, stoic, disillusioned, and anti‐heroic. Orwell describes his own wounding (he was shot through the throat by a sniper) and his escape with his wife to France, and then to the ‘deep, deep sleep’ of the English landscape.

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George Orwell (1903—1950) political writer and essayist