George Orwell wasn’t a prophet (Festival of Ideas)

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Part of the Malvern Festival of Ideas

A talk by Nathan Waddell, author and lecturer on early twentieth-century and modernist literature. The title of this talk is: George Orwell wasn’t a prophet (and it’s a good thing too)
People see Orwell as a prophet, as someone who saw our world and knew what would be wrong with it. Yet Orwell himself rejected prophecy as a fool’s game; time and again in his work, the prophetic impulse is satirized, mocked, or simply rejected. Nathan Waddell reflects on what this tension in Orwell’s legacy tells us about his writing, and why it matters.  

2-3pm

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Sunday 6 March

2:00pm

Malvern St James Girls School

Location

Malvern St James Girls School

15 Avenue Road

Malvern

WR14 3BA

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