Posted by Sterling on 24/5/2011, 21:38:36, in reply to "Re: Lists"
Lale, I'm interested to know what it says in the foreword to your edition of Animal Farm, because it has always been presented to me as a specific allegory of the Soviet Union under Stalin. It's not necessarily anti-communist, exactly, but anti-Stalin. Which is why it strikes me as clever but irrelevant in 2011. Allegories, in my opinion, tend to go stale. |
: A Fine Balance
: A Confederacy of Dunces
: I didn't look at the list yet but these two should be
: mandatory in any list. I would most definitely include
: them in my list in the top 20, if not the top 10.
: By the way: Just the other night I read the Animal
: Farm for the first time and I thought it was
: brilliant. I knew the story of course but I had never
: actually read it thinking it was an anti-communism
: propaganda book. Even though it was embraced as such
: in the United States and the rest of the world as a
: good cold-war propaganda tool, it was not at all
: intended as such. I learned a lot about Orwell's real
: intentions and inclinations from the foreword.
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