After four rejections in total, Orwell’s novel eventually saw publication in 1945.
Five years later, a Russian émigré in West Germany, Vladimir Gorachek, published a small print run of the novel in Russian for free distribution to readers behind the Iron Curtain.
I think you split your vote, without getting any compensating stronger adhesion from either party—i.e.
those who criticise Russian tendencies from the point of view of a purer communism, and those who, from a very different point of view, are alarmed about the future of small nations.
He was also known for his seven plays, particularly Murder in the Cathedral (1935) and The Cocktail Party (1949).
He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948, "for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry". His father, Henry Ware Eliot (1843–1919), was a successful businessman, president and treasurer of the Hydraulic-Press Brick Company in St Louis.
He became a British subject in 1927 at the age of 39, subsequently renouncing his American passport.
Eliot attracted widespread attention for his poem "The Love Song of J.
We agree that it is a distinguished piece of writing; that the fable is very skilfully handled, and that the narrative keeps one’s interest on its own plane—and that is something very few authors have achieved since Gulliver.
On the other hand, we have no conviction (and I am sure none of other directors would have) that this is the right point of view from which to criticise the political situation at the present time.