[lit-ideas] Re: RR

  • From: Robert.Paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Robert Paul)
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: 05 Jun 2004 20:19:20 PDT

>to mark the occassion, i'm going to re-read George Orwell's Brave New World,
this time as a comedy.<

There is certainly an extremely weird disconnect between the mawkish nonstop
coverage of the death of this genial con man (which has now spread to ESPN) and
his actual accomplishments. To imply that this should institute a period of
national mourning is an insult.

I'd suggest Huxley's 1984, though, when you finish Orwell.

Robert Paul
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