Homage to Catalonia
by George Orwell Author, Adam Hochschild Foreword and Lionel Trilling Contributor
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 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,” this 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.
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