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Well said Fionn.
Posted by scrabb
on September 25, 2023, 2:28 pm, in reply to "Re: The 1930s.
The scales fell from Orwell's eyes when he saw first-hand the betrayal of the Spanish cause by the Soviet communists.
And what he actually said about writing simply and clearly was that writing should be like a window-pane -- transparent so that the meaning comes through and the reader is not distracted by style..