Orwell, Wells, and "Coming up for Air"

  title={Orwell, Wells, and "Coming up for Air"},
  author={J. Hunter},
  journal={Modern Philology},
  pages={38 - 47}
  • J. Hunter
  • Published 1980
  • History
  • Modern Philology
Homage to Catalonia ends with a narrative of George Orwell's escape from Spain, a shattered and disillusioning country where the civil war was being lost to Franco and the revolution was going horribly wrong. Orwell had been severely wounded, his comrades were shot or in prison, his identity papers were those of a proscribed party; and yet in Banyuls, the quiet French fishing town just across the border, he felt no sense of relief to be out of Spain. He was still carrying Spain with him… Expand
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