On May 20th and 21st the British Library will be transformed like never before as the ZEE Jaipur […]
Penguin Random House has announced that Akhil Sharma’s Family Life is one of 8 books shortlisted for the Folio Prize […]
Michael Bank in The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 23, No. 2, June 9, 2014
As I was researching Nineteen Eighty-four in Chinese, I wondered whether Orwell ever wrote about China. His interest in India, where he was born in 1903, is well known, and he served in the Burma Police after leaving school and before becoming a writer, but my guess was that China didn’t concern him greatly. But when I went to the British Library to check in his massive, 20-volume Complete Works [CW], I was surprised to discover that he wrote quite a lot about China and its fate under Japanese occupation, in particular when he was working for the BBC’s Eastern Service during World War II.
The newly launched Discovering Literature website will allow free access to rare manuscripts: The Telegraph The British Library […]