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Highly recommended; worth reading if you are interested in history, or Orwell, or both.
George Orwell's Homage to Catalonia is an amazing look at the Spanish Civil War from one of its participants written within six months of the incidents described.
The fact that the book can lead you to think about questions like that is what makes Orwell's writing unique and very timely, even in 2012.
It is almost 80 years now since George Orwell set out to fight for the Republican Army in the Spanish Civil War. Time is a distorting lens. Read morePublished 7 days ago by keetmom
As a historical document, this book has interest. It's remarkable how well Orwell understood Stalinism from his relatively brief and oblique encounter with it as a soldier for a... Read morePublished 12 days ago by D. Latkina
This is not a review of Orwell's work, which is engaging and interesting.
This is a review of the Benediction Classics Hardcover 2010 edition. Read more
I'll admit, the two politics chapters were a little difficult to get through, but overall it was a very interesting book that I think I learned a lot from. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JoTheWeird1
Excellent, but not sure why everyone calls it a masterpiece. It's a lucid account of Orwell's time in the Spanish civil war. Very Orwell - clear-headed, honest.Published 1 month ago by Max Tardiveau
This is a fascinating story of Orwell's brief eventful military service during the Spanish Civil War. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Judith K. Binney