I’m going to assume you have read this book. Probably in high school. Even if your English teacher was not the best teacher you ever had, you probably got most of what there is to get in Animal Farm. It’s a straightforward book; Mr. Orwell makes sure that everyone understands his point. While the communist revolution may have started well, may have even brought peace, … Continue reading Animal Farm by George Orwell
I’ve found two ways to connect the random stories I drew for this round of the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge: theme and style. While not particularly specific to the two “stories” I drew this time, one thing Orwell and Raymond Chandler have in common is that both seek to expose what’s really going on in the society they observe. With a Chandler short … Continue reading George Orwell vs. Raymond Chandler
Try to link two randomly selected short stories. That’s the task I’ve added to the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge. I’ve been able to pull it off up to now, but this time around George Orwell and Grace Paley have defeated me. It’s my own fault really, for including a volume of Orwell’s essays in my short story deck. This time around I drew … Continue reading Deal Me in Short Story Challenge: George Orwell vs. Grace Paley
I thought it was going to be tough this time around. For the Deal Me In Short Story Challenge this week I drew an essay by George Orwell called “Raffles and Miss Blandish” and a short story by Henry James called “The Next Time.” Orwell’s piece is a critique of the detective story circa 1940. In it he compares No Orchids for Miss Blandish by … Continue reading George Orwell as James’s Literary Critic: a Deal Me In Short Story Challenge.