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Get apology after 70 years

Author of the dystopian fremtidsvisjonen "1984" and the allegorical novel "Comrade Napoleon" ("Animal Farm") was in 1946, commissioned to write a text "in defence of british cuisine". But the principal, the state kulturinstitusjonen the British Council, refrained from pressing the text. It was feared that a text about cooking would not fall in good soil in a etterkrigstid where there was still rationing, writes Sky News.

Now he says he was text published in its entirety, together with avvisningsbrevet. In addition, the British Council, authored a new letter, where they ask the long dead author of excuse.

Paid, but the pressure is not

– It seems that the organization the time was a bit cowardly and risikosky and was concerned to present a text about the food (a text which even mentions the devastating effect of the war rationing) after sultvinteren 1945, writes the British Councils political senior advisor Alasdair Donaldson.

– Over 70 years later, it is an exquisite pleasure for the British Council to make up for this fornærmelsen against Britain's perhaps the foremost political writer of the twentieth century. We do this by to reproduce the text in its entirety, together with the unfortunate avvisningsbrevet, continues Donaldson.

the Organization paid Orwell 30 guineas – 31,50 pounds – for the text, and renounce all rights. They urged the author to get it published somewhere else. The Orwell foundation, which has the exclusive right to publish the author's works, has approved the release of the text from 1946.


Orwell, originally called Eric Arthur Blair, was born in british India in 1903. He was already a well-established author when he got skriveoppdraget in 1946. He was a pronounced socialist, an opponent of totalitarian government and his lyrics often take up social injustice.

the Action in the novel "1984" in 1949 takes place in a future overvåkingssamfunn where the state has full control over citizens ' actions and thoughts. He says he was name lives on in the adjective "orwellsk", which describes precisely the totalitarian and authoritarian governance. The novel has also given us terms like "big brother sees you", "tankepoliti" and "nytale". Orwell died in 1950. the

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