Picture of George Orwell's Animal Farm; twentieth century British Literature / English Literature
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Orwell & "The Gramophone Mind"
On this day in 1945, George Orwell's Animal Farm was published. The book was delayed by the WWII paper shortage and very nearly a casualty of the war itself, either at the hands of German bombs or British politics. "The enemy is the gramophone mind," he wrote in his preface to the book, "whether or not one agrees with the record that is being played at the moment."

 

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