Monday, March 30, 2009

T.S. Eliot/George Orwell Update

T.S. Eliot nixed Orwell's 'Trotskyite' Animal Farm: "LONDON (AFP) – US-born poet T.S. Eliot refused to publish British novelist George Orwell's 'Animal Farm' because of its 'Trotskyite' and unconvincing viewpoint, according to a newly-released letter.

Eliot, working at British publishers Faber and Faber, sent a rejection letter to the young Orwell in 1944 dismissing the book, which went on to become a classic of modern English literature."

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Todd Mason said...