Books: An Indecent Place

KEEP THE ASPIDISTRA FLYING (248 pp.)-George Orwell-Harcourf, Brace ($3.75).

"The conscience of his generation," British Critic V. S. Pritchett called Brit ish Novelist George Orwell (who died in 1950). Orwell was a maverick radical who attacked his old friends of the left with as much ferocity as new, would-be friends of the right. In the U.S., he is best known for Animal Farm, the best anti-Communist satire yet written, and that nightmare about Big Brother, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Keep the Aspidistra Flying-which appeared in England in 1936 but has never before been published in the U.S., is a sharply satirical attack on...

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