George Orwell on War (podcast)

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George Orwell on War Human Voices Wake Us

A reading of three essays by George Orwell on the Allied bombings of German cities in World War Two, and the aftermath of the atomic bombs being dropped on Japan.  I am reading from the exhaustive (more than 1,300 pages) collection of hundreds of Orwell's essays, reviews and articles to be found in the Everyman's Library edition of George Orwell's Essays. For those who would just like to see find the text of what I've read from, their online counterparts are linked to below: As I Please #25, from May 19, 1944 As I Please #33, from July 14, 1944 You and the Atom Bomb, from October 19, 1945 An online collection of all of his As I Please articles can be found here. Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately.

Other George Orwell episodes:

George Orwell on Poverty Human Voices Wake Us

A reading from early on in George Orwell’s “Down & Out in Paris & London.” Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Down-Paris-London-George-Orwell/dp/015626224X Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately.

George Orwell Down in the Mines Human Voices Wake Us

A reading from George Orwell’s 1937 book, “The Road to Wigan Pier.” This long passage comes from the handful of trips he took down into the coal mines of northern England, and the horrible conditions there. Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Road-Wigan-Pier-George-Orwell/dp/0156767503 Any comments, or suggestions for readings I should make in later episodes, can be emailed to humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com. I assume that the small amount of work presented in each episode constitutes fair use. Publishers, authors, or other copyright holders who would prefer to not have their work presented here can also email me at humanvoiceswakeus1@gmail.com, and I will remove the episode immediately.

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