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Why I Write by George Orwell
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Orwell wrote because he was a truly angry man. Charles Dickens, P G Wodehouse and G K Chesterton have said essentially the same thing, but with laughter instead of spite. All of them could identify with the woes of man, but knowing that this is the typical disordered state of things, they chose to let go and let God, rather than bemoan the evil conundrum. Are we apeased, justified, justifiably enraged? What will I change because Orwell has told the truth? I will not wrestle for words, but let them flow. I will release the passion without commanding it to sound larger than life. And I will avoid cliché.
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