Letteratura palestra di libertà
What drives men to write? Is reading really an expensive hobby, destined for the elite and not for the masses? And again: what is the link between language and political action, which is the border between art and propaganda? "Literature, gymnasium of freedom" collects numerous writings from the 1930s and 1940s - some translated for the first time in Italian - in which Orwell faces, from a very original point of view, the meaning of literature and of the relationship with books: from his own " vocation "for writing to the memories of a work experience in the bookstore, to the analysis of the work of great writers such as Dickens, Kipling, Eliot, Greene.