Homage to Catalonia

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In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the POUM militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the POUM was suppressed. As important as the story of the war itself is Orwell's analysis of why the Communist Party sabotaged the workers' revolution and branded the POUM as Trotskyist, which provides an essential key to understanding the outcome of the war and an ironic sidelight on international Communism. It was during this period in Spain that Orwell learned for himself the nature of totalitarianism in practice, an education that laid the groundwork for his great books Animal Farm and 1984.
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auth_author2 Hochschild, Adam, Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975
author Orwell, George, 1903-1950,
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display_description "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."--from Amazon.com.
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publishDate 1992, 2015
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subject_facet Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography, Catalonia (Spain) -- History -- 20th century, Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950 -- Travel -- Spain -- Catalonia, Soldiers -- Spain -- Biography, Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Personal narratives, British
title_display Homage to Catalonia
title_full Homage to Catalonia, Homage to Catalonia / George Orwell ; with a foreword by Adam Hochschild ; and an introduction by Lionel Trilling
title_short Homage to Catalonia
topic_facet Authors, English, Biography & Autobiography, History, Military, Nonfiction, Orwell, George, Soldiers, Travel