Tags : george orwell

Orwell’s Essays: Relevancy In Modernity

George Orwell is without a doubt one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. His novels such as Animal Farm and 1984 have been cited countless times over the past 80 years and you need only read them to see why. Orwell gained his fame through his outspoken stance on topics such as […]Read More

Book Features: The Genius of Orwell’s Down and Out in

Down and Out in Paris and London is more than just a novel. It’s an analysis of poverty so profound and real that the reader is made to feel dirty, cold, and rejected by the ruthless society of the 1930s. It’s also terribly relevant in a world reeling from the realisation that globalism might not work for […]Read More

My Life In Books: Steph Green

When Ernest Hemingway said that “there is no friend as loyal as a book”, he succinctly encapsulated the way in which bibliophiles consume and adore literature. A good book can transform a dull afternoon, while away a long train journey, transport you to the dazzling unknown, and help to nurture your imagination in the most […]Read More

A Life in Literature: George Orwell

A modern classic and a potent novel to ease oneself into the world of dystopian fiction… yes, I’m writing about George Orwell’s 1984. Published in 1949, 1984 stringently became a controversial phenomenon and has since come to be known as Orwell’s most notorious novel. Public manipulation and government surveillance are two things which have in fact transgressed into our society; mass […]Read More

My Life in Books: Gabriel Rutherford

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved books. From my parents reading books to me, to struggling with Crime and Punishment (I gave up halfway through), I’ve read constantly. In primary school, I even used to get in trouble for reading while the teacher was talking! So, I thought I’d pay tribute to all […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite Books

Literature is a unique experience, and it is this uniqueness that makes prose such an exciting art form. Books are not merely bland and boring pieces of battered paper, but living and breathing objects, pulsating with the lives of a thousand voices. Each book means a different thing to each person, with different books drawing […]Read More

Interview: The Fontaines

Sitting down with The Fontaines in the upstairs room of Sheffield’s esteemed indie venue, the Leadmill, I’m not quite sure I’m adequately prepared for the ensuing chaos. Trying to get answers to my questions – serious answers, anyway – is a somewhat challenging task. None of the band seem able to sit still, with bassist […]Read More