Finding George Orwell in Burma by Emma Larkin: This splendid, intrepid, and thoroughly original marvel goes on my top 10 list for 2014. Most interestingly, in this day & age of facebookesque over-sharing, Emma Larkin has no web page to refer to, such is the nature of her work. P.S. Emma Larkin on pen names.
I have so much more to say about Finding George Orwell in Burma, but alas, I am in the midst of overseeing the final touches to the Spanish translation of Metaphysical Odyssey into the Mexican Revolution: Francisco I. Madero and His Secret Book, Spiritist Manual, and must (must!) finalize two podcast interviews, one with historian John Tutino, the other with Mexican writer, editor and translator Rose Mary Salum. Stay tuned. And meanwhile, all thinking people, dear readers, go get yourself a copy of Emma Larkin's Finding George Orwell in Burma. And if you don't know who George Orwell is, get your 1984 here.
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