O Tempora! O Mores!

DICKENS, DALI AND OTHERS (242 pp.)—George Orwell—Reynal & Hitchcock ($2.50)

"The real problem is how to restore the religious attitude while accepting death as final." So says George Orwell in one of the ten essays that make up his book; he also says it between the lines of the other nine.

An agnostic who binds himself to the Ten Commandments, Essayist Orwell at 43 has attained an impressive position in British critical writing. A most skillful political pamphleteer (Animal Farm—TIME, Feb. 4),* he has won wide respect by not paying a cent of tribute to friends...

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