Peter Davison on parallels between George Orwell & Vasily Grossman

Parallel Worlds: George Orwell and Vasily Grossman, by Peter Davison Hearing John Baker speak at the PEN Conference in London in August 1944 led Orwell to make a serious start on what would become Nineteen Eighty-Four. Baker exposed the perversion of science under Stalin particularly through the part played by Trofim Denisovich Lysenko. Lysenko rejected…Read more Peter Davison on parallels between George Orwell & Vasily Grossman

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Review of Peter Davison’s lecture ‘An Orwellian Nightmare’

Ron Bateman reviews Peter Davison’s lecture ‘An Orwellian Nightmare’ at the Marlborough Literary festival. "He considered some interesting parallels between Orwell and the Russian War Correspondent Vasily Grossman.."