Additional Resources for Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell

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Hitchens, Christopher, and Norman Podhoretz. "An Exchange on Orwell." Harper's Vol. 266, No 1593, February 1983, pp. 56-8.

Hitchens responds to an earlier essay by Podhoretz (see below) speculating that had he lived, Orwell would have become a political neoconservative. Hitchens questions several of Podhoretz's contentions regarding Orwell's political attitudes. He especially attacks Podhoretz's contention that Owell maintained a Leftist stance primarily to give weight to his criticism of left-wing politics. Podhoretz responds with selected quotations from Orwell's works to support his contentions.

Hunter, Lynette. George Orwell: The Search for a Voice.

Stony Stratford, England: Open University Press, 1984, 242 p.

An examination of Orwell's narrative voice in all of his major works.

Meyers, Jeffrey. A Reader's Guide to George Orwell. Lon-don: Thames and Hudson, 1975, 192 p.

 Concise and accessible, yet thorough and scholarly, introduction to Orwell's works.

Podhoretz, Norman. "If Orwell were Alive Today." Harper's Vol. 266, No. 1592, January 1983, pp. 30-2, 34-7.

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