Homage to Catalonia

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In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the Worker's Party of Marxist Unity (P.O.U.M.) to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed. As important as the story of the war itself is Orwell's analysis of why the Communist Party sabotaged the workers' revolution and branded the P.O.U.M. as Trotskyist, which provides an essential key to understanding the outcome of the war and an ironic sidelight on international Communism. It was during this period in Spain that Orwell learned for himself the nature of totalitarianism in practice, an education that laid the groundwork for his great books Animal Farm and 1984.
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auth_author2 Case, David., Hochschild, Adam,, Trilling, Lionel, 1905-1975,
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subject_facet BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs, Communism -- Spain -- History -- 20th century, HISTORY / Europe / Spain & Portugal, History / Military / Other, Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950 -- Travel -- Spain, Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Personal narratives, Spain -- Politics and government -- 1931-1939
title_display Homage to Catalonia
title_full Homage to Catalonia / George Orwell ; with a foreword by Adam Hochschild ; and an introduction by Lionel Trilling, Homage to Catalonia [electronic resource] / George Orwell
title_short Homage to Catalonia
topic_facet Communism, History, Orwell, George, Politics and government, Travel