Literature: Orwell Reading Group – The Road To Wigan Pier
- Wed 20 Jun 2018
- 12:00 pm
Anthony Burgess claimed to have met Orwell in a pub during the Second World War. Whether or not they actually met, the collection of books at the Burgess Foundation contains a complete set of Orwell’s novels and non-fiction works.
The two writers have much in common: their genesis as colonial novelists; their status as English outsiders; their involvement in literary journalism; and their lasting reputation as inventors of nightmarish fictional futures.
The Orwell Reading Group meets every month to discuss a book by Orwell. On 20 June, we will be talking about his polemic on 1930s working class life ‘The Road to Wigan Pier’. Book your FREE ticket here.
“A living and lively book from start to finish. The honest Tory must face what he tells and implies, and the honest Socialist must face him, too.” The New Statesman and Nation (1937)
This informal reading group is free and everyone is welcome. The discussion will last an hour, and you are welcome to join the staff of the Burgess Foundation for tea and biscuits afterwards.
If you would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or register on Eventbrite.