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Why did it take me 31 years to read this,
This review is from: Homage to Catalonia (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
No, I am not that slow a reader. I have a confession. I tend to prefer fiction, am sceptical about autobiographies and cringe at travelogues. Quite simply I nearly fell off my perch reading this book. I picked up Homage to Catalonia after reading Anthony Beevors history of the Spanish Civil War. I cannot emphasise how much enjoyed these books. Beevor is interesting and educational...I learnt a lot. Orwell...wow! Lucid, vivid, charmingly naive (and aware of it). Ultimately beautiful. Ever wonder why Barcelona has Placa George Orwell? Read this an find out. Read this book to find out what REAL anarchists stand for (actually read both Orwell and Beevor.
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Initial post: 2 Feb 2012 05:19:41 GMT
Dr Who says:
In reply to an earlier post on 11 May 2016 21:27:56 BDT
Four Violets says:
I would genuinely like to know why you said that?
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