In this category:

    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    BOOKS
    BOOKS. The final chapter?
    - Book News
    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    BOOKS
    BOOKS. The final chapter?
    - Book Stories
    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    FICTION & NONFICTION ARCHIVE
    Archive O-P
    LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS - art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence
    Art & Literature News
    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    BOOKS
    George Orwell
    MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST- photos, texts, videos, street poetry
    REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS
    FICTION & NON-FICTION - books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets
    WAR & PEACE

New on FdM

  1. Peace Prize 2017 of the German Book Trade to Canadian author, essayist and poet Margaret Atwood
  2. K. Schippers gedichten: Garderobe, kleine zaal
  3. Bert Bevers: Belijdenis
  4. Vincent Berquez: Silence with Peter Porter
  5. Ick kieke, staune, wundre mir: Berlinerische Gedichte von 1830 bis heute
  6. “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders wins 2017 Man Booker Prize
  7. Fries Museum presenteert Mata Hari: De mythe en het meisje
  8. Noam Chomsky and C.J. Polychroniou: Optimism over Despair
  9. Tom Hanks: Uncommon Type. Some Stories
  10. Robert Desnos: Porte du second infini. À Antonin Artaud

Or see the index

All categories

  1. CINEMA, RADIO & TV (55)
  2. DANCE (39)
  3. DICTIONARY OF IDEAS (127)
  4. EXHIBITION – art, art history, photos, paintings, drawings, sculpture, ready-mades, video, performing arts, collages, gallery, etc. (1,169)
  5. FICTION & NON-FICTION – books, booklovers, lit. history, biography, essays, translations, short stories, columns, literature: celtic, beat, travesty, war, dada & de stijl, drugs, dead poets (1,931)
  6. FLEURSDUMAL POETRY LIBRARY – classic, modern, experimental & visual & sound poetry, poetry in translation, city poets, poetry archive, pre-raphaelites, editor's choice, etc. (3,222)
  7. LITERARY NEWS & EVENTS – art & literature news, in memoriam, festivals, city-poets, writers in Residence (979)
  8. MONTAIGNE (70)
  9. MUSEUM OF LOST CONCEPTS – invisible poetry, conceptual writing, spurensicherung (38)
  10. MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY – department of ravens & crows, birds of prey, riding a zebra (60)
  11. MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST- photos, texts, videos, street poetry (59)
  12. MUSIC (110)
  13. PRESS & PUBLISHING (32)
  14. REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS (58)
  15. STORY ARCHIVE – olv van de veestraat, reading room, tales for fellow citizens (16)
  16. STREET POETRY (15)
  17. THEATRE (118)
  18. TOMBEAU DE LA JEUNESSE – early death: writers, poets & artists who died young (209)
  19. ULTIMATE LIBRARY – danse macabre, ex libris, grimm and others, fairy tales, the art of reading, tales of mystery & imagination, sherlock holmes theatre, erotic poetry, the ideal woman (98)
  20. · (2)

Or see the index



  1. Subscribe to new material: RSS

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell

A firsthand account of the brutal conditions of the Spanish Civil War.

Homage to Catalonia is Orwell’s personal account of his observations in the Spanish Civil War. The book was first published in the United Kingdom in 1938.

In 1936, originally intending merely to report on the Spanish Civil War as a journalist, George Orwell found himself embroiled as a participant—as a member of the Workers’ Party of Marxist Unity.

Fighting against the Fascists, he described in painfully vivid and occasionally comic detail life in the trenches—with a “democratic army” composed of men with no ranks, no titles, and often no weapons—and his near fatal wounding. As the politics became tangled, Orwell was pulled into a heartbreaking conflict between his own personal ideals and the complicated realities of political power struggles.

Considered one of the finest works by a man V. S. Pritchett called “the wintry conscience of a generation,” Homage to Catalonia is both Orwell’s memoir of his experiences at the front and his tribute to those who died in what he called a fight for common decency. This edition features a new foreword by Adam Hochschild placing the war in greater context and discussing the evolution of Orwell’s views on the Spanish Civil War.

“One of Orwell’s very best books and perhaps the best book that exists on the Spanish Civil War.” — The New Yorker

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 many works of non-fiction and fiction.

Homage to Catalonia
George Orwell
Penguin Classics
2013
256 Pages
£6.99
Paperback
ISBN10 0141393025
ISBN13 9780141393025

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
fleursdumal.nl magazine

More in: - Book News, - Book Stories, Archive O-P, Art & Literature News, George Orwell, MUSEUM OF PUBLIC PROTEST- photos, texts, videos, street poetry, REPRESSION OF WRITERS, JOURNALISTS & ARTISTS, WAR & PEACE

Previous and Next Entry

« | »

Thank you for reading FLEURSDUMAL.NL - magazine for art & literature