Thursday, April 8, 2010

Big Words

To conclude his lecture on George Orwell's "1984," Dr. Arthur Haberman of York University said (and I paraphrase; it was 12 years ago):

But Orwell got it wrong. Big Brother isn't watching us. He doesn't need to. We're watching him.

And with that he left the lecture hall.

5 comments:

  1. And with that I went, whoa!

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  2. http://tammyholaiming.com/2009/05/10/what-orwell-didnt-know/

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  3. I like the link, and also had a memory of a different post you wrote that hinted at this.

    Also, a bookseller in a lovely used shop in Toronto was telling me that Orwell is one of those authors that he can never stock enough of. Always in demand. Never out of fashion.

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  4. Sweet.

    This might interest you:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/may/10/1984-george-orwell

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  5. It does indeed. Thanks!

    Loved this quote from Orwell: "One can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one's personality."

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