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オーウェルにとって「書く」とは? 解題

Good prose is like a windowpane. (Why I Write, 1946)



What is Orwell trying to convey? Windowpanes are transparent. Good prose conveys clear messages to its readers. Opaque sentences are not good prose. Can you write prose which is crisp and clear?


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片目の平和主義(My Country Right or Left)

Ours was the one-eyed pacifism that is peculiar to sheltered countries with strong navies. (My Country Right or Left, 1940) 1940年という年はイギリスにとって特別な年だ。ドイツの空爆(The Blitz)が始まった年であり、チャーチルがチェンバレンに代わって首相になった年で


Here are a couple of generalizations about England that would be accepted by almost all observers. One is that the English are not gifted artistically. (The Lion and the Unicorn, 1940) ほぼ全ての観察者に受け入れられ


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