George Orwell: writer, socialist, blogger

Fans of George Orwell will want to add this one to their RSS feeds: the Orwell Diaries blog.

From tomorrow (9th August), Orwell’s diaries will be published on the blog in “real time + 70 years”. As the site explains:

[E]ach diary entry will be published on this blog exactly seventy years after it was written, allowing you to follow Orwell’s recuperation in Morocco, his return to the UK, and his opinions on the descent of Europe into war in real time. The diaries end in 1942, three years into the conflict.

Those looking for Orwell’s insights into the political events of his day will have to wait until 7th September, because it seems the first weeks of his diary consisted only of notes on domestic matters: “plants, animals, woodwork, and – above all – how many eggs his chickens have laid”.

Oh my. Sounds more like Orwell’s Twitter account than his blog. 😉

Still, it’s a great idea, and I look forward to seeing this one unfold.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Blogging about Blogging, Socialism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to George Orwell: writer, socialist, blogger

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s