Born 1903, died 1951 (England)
Animal Farm - 1945
1984 - 1949
As I read Orwell: The Life by D. J. Taylor I could not help but wonder how he would react to Donald Trump ascending to the most powerful position in the world. An ego mad buffoon who thrives on the worship of his idiot followers, who lies without even knowing it can now destroy civilization on a whim. A man who surrounds himself with billionaires and claims to be the champion of the masses.
I am still in remote Philippines a place even more remote than the Burma of Orwell's novel Burmese Days,based on his five years as an imperial policeman. I have read Animal Farm numerous times, 1984 long ago and a bit more. As to Taylor's bio, it is a good straightforward telling of the facts of his life. He does not probe really deeply into Orwell's psyche but for sure you will be grounded in his life by this biography.