Orwell

Orwell on aesthetics

by Sonny Bunch on July 17, 2012

“I have been discussing Dickens simply in terms of his ‘message,’ and almost ignoring his literary qualities. But every writer, especially every novelist, has a ‘message,’ whether he admits it or not. … As a rule, an aesthetic preference is either something inexplicable or it is so corrupted by non-aesthetic motives as to make one wonder […]

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