Why (Re)Read George Orwell in 2020: Part 1

GENINT 731.330

Osher (50+). The first of a two-part series, this literature course explores the work of George Orwell (Eric Blair).

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This course is the first of a two-part series honoring the 70th anniversary of the death of George Orwell (Eric Blair, 1903-1950). Orwell is considered one of the foremost prose stylists of the English language and perhaps the 20th century’s most articulate and provocative public intellectual who boldly took on many of the same political, intellectual, social, and economic issues with which we wrestle today. Readings include Down and Out in Paris and London, Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, and Keep the Aspidistra Flying. A class luncheon will be held after the last day of class to allow students to interact and network in a non-classroom environment.

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