Keeping Our Little Corner Clean by George Orwell
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Keeping Our Little Corner Clean
By George Orwell

Keeping Our Little Corner Clean

1942-1943

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Keeping Our Little Corner Clean by George Orwell

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Orwell wrote to his anarchist friend, George Woodcock in December 1942 arguing that 'by working inside an institution like the BBC one can perhaps deodorise it to some extent'. and he concluded, 'I consider I have kept our little corner of it fairly clean'. In addition to the magazine programme, 'Voice', Orwell continued to develop what would now be called an 'open university': broadcasts by distinguished speakers on texts set for Bombay and Calcutta university degrees. He enlisted such speakers as E. M. Forster, T. S Eliot and Joseph Needham and the broadcasts were backed up by [publications printed in India for university students. Classical and Indian music programmes were broadcast; there was regular film critism and an innovative practical theatre series, 'Let's Act it Ourselves'. Some of Orwell's scripts, such as that for his 'Imaginary Interview with Jonathan Swift', pose difficult textual problems and these are fully examined and annotated. The script of Eileen Blair's broadcast for the series, 'In Your Kitchen' has been included. Orwell still found time to write a number of reviews, contribute to Partisan Review, and write essays on Hardy, Henry Miller, and Yeats.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780436203664
ISBN-10: 0436203669
Format: Hardback
(244mm x 167mm x 37mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Jul-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - George Orwell

George Orwell (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of some of the most celebrated works of non-fiction and fiction in the English language.

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