In this podcast we conclude Orwell’s tale, ending not with a bang but a whimper, as well as Orwell’s ominous prediction for England.
Of course, since Orwell has been wounded in their cause, it’s entirely reasonable that the Republicans want to send him to prison. Clearly, gratitude is NEVER an appreciation for services rendered…
In this chapter, George Orwell describes the stunning experience of being shot with the phlegmatic detachment that the British have turned into an art form. It makes for remarkable reading, and hopefully remarkable listening!
After the dust has settled in the Barcelona rising, Orwell turns to analyzing the events and how they were reported. He discovers, once again, that no one lies like a journalist.
DESPERATE LOVE IN THE SHADOW OF FLAMING DEATH! Or, more accurately, Orwell is unable to see his wife for a few days as the city of Barcelona falls into moderate chaos.
Things get serious on the front as the Republicans and Fascists actually begin to engage each other. Even so, Orwell gives events a kind of surreal quality.
Things get more serious as Orwell experiences conflict on the front.
George Orwell turns to life at the front, where life can be lousy, and people should be far more careful about where they go number two.
George Orwell takes the time to dive into the rivalries on the Republican side, and the reasons why the Communists were opposed to a revolution. Filthy Commies.
George Orwell’s story continues as he is posted to the front lines, and he describes his new, strange reality.