Homage to Catalonia Visit Report

“To anyone who had been there since the beginning it probably seemed in December or January that the revolutionary period was ending; but when one came straight from England the aspect of Barcelona was something startling and overwhelming.” -George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia As we stood on the Rambla and listened to this passage, I tried to imagine…Read more Homage to Catalonia Visit Report

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Orienting Orwell: Asian and Global Perspectives on George Orwell

In March 2014, Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies published an Orwell special issue entitled “Orienting Orwell: Asian and Global Perspectives on George Orwell”. The issue was edited by Henk Vynckier, Associate Professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Tunghai University in Taichung, Taiwan, and honorary researcher in the Research Center for Humanities…Read more Orienting Orwell: Asian and Global Perspectives on George Orwell

Proposed OS trip to the sites of Homage to Catalonia May 13th – 18th 2015

Richard reading in the trenches above Huesca We are organising a visit to Barcelona and Aragon to visit some of the key locations described by George Orwell in “Homage to Catalonia”. The visit will be led by Richard Blair and organised by Quentin the son of George Kopp. After taking account of feedback from the…Read more Proposed OS trip to the sites of Homage to Catalonia May 13th – 18th 2015

Second Orwell Society Walk in central London 27th September 2014

George Orwell's London I am pleased to announce that Orwell Society member Michael King, who is an experienced guide for tours on a number of Authors including of course, George Orwell, has offered to lead a tour in central London for Society Members at 11am on Saturday 27th September. It is not possible to include…Read more Second Orwell Society Walk in central London 27th September 2014