Big Brother Is Watching; A Journalist Retraces George Orwell's Steps in Burma
Jones, Malcolm, Newsweek International
Byline: Malcolm Jones
George Orwell spent five years as one of the British Empire's policemen in Burma in the '20s. The experience provided him with the raw material for his novel "Burmese Days" as well as several of his best essays. It also soured him forever on imperialism. In 2002 Emma Larkin, an American journalist, spent the better part of a year traveling Myanmar--as the ruling military junta has renamed Burma--using Orwell's writing as a guidebook and revisiting locations where he had lived. The more she saw, she says in her sobering journalistic memoir "Finding George Orwell in Burma" (294 pages. The Penguin Press. ), the more convinced she became that Orwell had …
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