The road to 1984:

Thomas Pynchon’s introduction to a forthcoming edition of Orwell’s 1984. “George Orwell’s final novel was seen as an anticommunist tract and many have claimed its grim vision of state control proved prophetic. But, argues Pynchon, Orwell – whose centenary is marked this year – had other targets in his sights and drew an unexpectedly optimistic conclusion.” Guardian UK

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