Orwell and Me

Margaret Atwood recalls encountering Animal Farm” as a girl: “I mistook it for a book about talking animals, sort of like Wind in the Willows. I knew nothing about the kind of politics in the book – the child’s version of politics then, just after the war, consisted of the simple notion that Hitler was bad but dead…. The whole experience was deeply disturbing to me, but I am forever grateful to Orwell for alerting me early to the danger flags I’ve tried to watch out for since. ” Margaret Atwood
Orwell and Me (Guardian)