Thursday, March 18, 2010

Orwell on Hornung and Chase.

This C-Span podcast on the George Orwell essay collection All Art Is Propaganda (featuring George Packer and Christopher Hitchens) has a small section on "Raffles and Miss Blandish," Orwell's 1944 piece comparing E. W. Hornung's Raffles works to James Hadley Chase's No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939). Says Orwell, "[Raffles and Bunny] think of themselves not as sinners but as renegades, or simply outcasts."

You can read further here.

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