HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE ORWELL !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE ORWELL !.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE ORWELL !

Orwell-quotes

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Born in a tiny town of the then british India,GEORGE ORWELL, was raised in England and had had a decent academic life that prepared him to join the service(BRITISH IMPERIAL FORCE) that his father was a part of and that sent him to the capital city of Burma,RANGOON ,where he had lived for quite a couple of years gaining experiences that were to shape his views later to be incorporated into works like BURMESE DAYS, ANIMAL FARM, 1984 and many other critical essays on Polity,International Relations,Democracy,Imperialism,Communism n things like that !

Orwell’s second important engagement came around the late 30s of the last cent. When he had gone to SPAIN to participate in the SPANISH CIVIL WAR.

Orwell’s works inform a bleak world dominated by power drunk n power hungry people and the disastrous longterm impacts of the then considered power equations amongst the nations and also between various competetive ideologies !

Master of Satirical Outpours, Orwell Could Well Be Cited As The Most Competent Heir To Franz Kafka!

‘ANIMAL FARM’ and ‘1984’ are two of his most famous works And These Two Novels(the first being just a novella) Sold More Than The Combined Novels Of All The Novelists Of The 20th-Cent. . . .!
That Is Simply Awesome!

Surprisingly,ANIMAL FARM was turned down by the great poet,playwright n publisher, MR. T.S.ELIOT, who dismissed the said novel as something suitable for children n couldn’t be fit into the genre of novels !!

George Orwell Believed Eliot But Believed Himself More!

Somehow the novella reached to a NEW YORK based Publisher who took chance n went ahead. . . .!THAT WAS 1945 !
The Rest, As They Say, Is History. . . . . .RENEWING EVERY YEAR AND ON AND ON. . . . .!

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Let’s celebrate George Orwell’s 110th birthday with ten quotes orwellian in essence !!

TEN QUOTES OF GEORGE ORWELL :-

(1.) ”Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.”

(2.) ”Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.”

(3.) ”Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.”

(4.) ”On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time !”

(5.) ”Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception !”

(6.) ”Four legs good, two legs bad !”

(7.) ”Happiness can exist only in acceptance !”

(8.) ”No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a milli-meter nearer !”

(9.) ”At fifty everyone has the face he deserves !”

(10.) ”All Animals Are Equal, But, Some Are More Equal Than Others !”

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PAULA DEEN,THE MASTER CHEF, ERASING A PRECIOUS MEMORY !

PAULA DEEN : FALL FROM GRACE !!
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PAULA DEEN,The American Celebrity Chef ,Who Has Been Ruling Over The Hearts of Millions of Americans Over A Decade Via FOOD NETWORK CHANNEL n Her Brand Outlet In Savannah, GA,USA, Has Sullied Her Image -probably for once n for all !
Thanks to her acceptance during a recent chat that she has had some involvements with racial discrimination for she used to coin racial epithets n had let such racial slurs be allowed at her workplace !

Paula Deen Has Long Been Hailed As A Very Potent Plus Popular Icon In The Art of Cuisine and Has A Great Reach Into The Homes of Millians With Her Recommendations for Recipe, Her Endorsements of Brands , Her Talks on the Food Channel and her own Savannah,ga !

All seem to be in jeopardy !
Her deal with the said tv channel was to be renewed at this month’s end ,which appears very unlikely and that would be a major blow to her persona n patronage!

She has not tendered a strong apology so far,albeit she offered it more privately !

Her business will be going great still, yet, that wl not be able to bring her charisma back !

Whenever her name will crop up in future,this episode wl have a substantial impact over that and she wl,despite her great fame so far,be remembered as someone tainted or someone who fell from the grace and did nothing of repairs !

She ought to hv come up with a strong apology via some sit-in with a Oprah or a Robin. . . . .!!

That might hv been some sorts of healing her afro-american fans n allay a general disappointment amongst all who hv almost idolized her for a decade or so !

The outrageous admittance of using racial epithets and the inhuman tolerance of racial slurs plus jokes around her place for such a longtime, is bound to hv its toll,howsoever the majority at social media has been going soft on her n even appealing for the renewal of Mrs. Deen’s contract with the Food Network !!

The damage has already been done n the only retrieve for her is to go and try to placate the sheer sense of shock her fans are feeling post her confession !

Redemption Is All Within One’s Reach If There Appears Some Inkling of Divine Intervention Even Remote In Sight !!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JEAN PAUL SARTRE !

Jean-Paul Sartre.

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JEAN PAUL SARTRE, An Eminent
Author, Proponent of the
Existentialist Philosophy and
Activist, Was Born This Day, June
20, in 1905.
Regarded widely as one of the
most original thinkers of 20th-
cent. , Sartre wrote many books
covering literature, philosophy,
politics, culture. . .et.al And Many
of his creations still attract an
amazing numbers of readers,
mostly,young people, even after
more than 3 decades of his
demise!
‘NAUSEA’ , ‘BEING AND
NOTHINGNESS’ , ‘NO EXIT n
OTHER PLAYS’ are his most
popular works that are
unanimously considered as the
treasure-trove of modern world
literature!
The Most Defining Characteristic
Feature Of Jean Paul Sartre’s
Writings Is Their
TRANSFORMATIVE EFFECTS ! You
can’t remain the same once you
have read a work of Sartre !
His Was An Author of Sheer
Passion and Intensity !
A Born Rebel Was He !
A man who had had the guts of
refusing the highest
international prize (NOBEL
PRIZE) dismissing it as a ‘Sack of
Rotten Potatoes’ !
Sartre’s main contribution to
our understanding of this
existence lies in his iconoclastic
probings n re-examinings of
Humans and Their Relationship
with The Cosmos !
Today Sartre Would Have Been
108 !
A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO
JEAN PAUL SARTRE !
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(1.) ”Man is what he wills himself to be.”

(2.) ”Life begins on the other side of despair !”

(3.) ”You are — your life, and nothing else !”

(4.) ”Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”

(5.) ”When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die !”

(6.) ”Commitment is an act, not a word !”

(7.) ”Hell is — Other people !”

(8.) ”We are our choices !”

(9.) ”Like all dreamers I confuse disenchantment with truth !”

(10.) ”Better to die on one’s feet than to live on one’s knees !”

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, W.B.YEATS, GREAT IRISH-ENGLISH POET & PLAYWRIGHT !

WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS (W.B.Yeats) , One of the greatest poets of the last century in any language, Was Born This Day, June 13, in 1865 in Dublin,Ireland,to a landowners’ family which was also very much fond of arts,especially, Painting (Yeat’s Father and Yeat’s Elder Brother , were noted painters ) !

Rarely One Could Find Such Variations In Themes, Techniques, Styles of Poetry Compositions In Any Language, As We Find In Yeats’ ! His Was A Towering Persona In The World Literature of 20th-Cent. !

Yeats Started Composing Poems During The Last Years of 19th-Cent. And The Perceptible Influences On His Writings Could Well Be Noticed For His Poems Were More Lyrical And Very Romantic In Thematic Aspects! He, During Those Early Days of His Literary Forays, Was Much Influenced By Poets Like Spencer, Shelley and Pre-Raphaelites Poets !

YEATS IS HAILED AS ‘THE LAST ROMANTICS’ on the basis of his early proclivity towards the Tradition of English Romanticism.

Yeats’ Poems Took A Sharp Turn In The Early Decades of 20th-Cent. As He Had Shown Good Deal of Interests In Realism And His Poems Bore Such Transformations.

Yeats Is Also Hailed As THE FIRST MODERNIST !His meeting with EZRA POUND, the american literary godfather who had come from the states and settled down in Paris n London And Had Successfully Changed The Course of Literary Engagements For Once n All, Had Brought Radical Shifts In His Poetry Writings,That Came To Highlight The Modernist Sensibilities -something that reached perfection under ELIOT & JOYCE !

W.B.YEATS GOT THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE IN 1923–the first Irishman to hv been awarded the Nobel !

Yeats greatly contributed in reshaping the Irish Cultural Consciousness, which was a movement of sorts, aptly termed as THE CELTIC REVIVAL OR RENAISSANCE !

He died at 73 in 1939 and his importance is simply ever lasting!

W.B.YEATS WOULD HAVE BEEN 148 TODAY !
Happy Birthday,YEATS!

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TEN W.B.YEATS QUOTES : –

(1.) ”The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.”

(2.) ”Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing !”

(3.) ”Everything exists, everything is true and the earth is just a bit of dust beneath our feet !”

(4.) ”How can we know the dancer from the dance? ”

(5.) ”Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.”

(6.) ”An intellectual hatred is the worst !”

(7.) ”We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.”

(8.) ”The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity !”

(9.) ”In dreams begins responsibility !”

(10.) ”Life is a long preparation for something that never happens !”

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MRITYUNJAY JHA
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