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Reading v. Kindling

Amazon may have confiscated your Orwell, but there is still hope.

Book Cover If it were possible to embarrass corporations such as Amazon, the recent snafu over Amazon's recall (that would be the kind word for it) of Kindle versions of George Orwell's 1984 and Animal Farm should be at least an embarrassment--though litigation would seem a more appropriate remedy. The short of it is that Amazon sold something it didn't have the rights to and then took it back. Though after much hue and cry they promised not to do it again. Nice, huh?

Which reminds me that Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays and All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays, both by Orwell and compiled by George Packer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), were published earlier this year, and neither is available in a Kindle version, so happily one can still purchase some essential Orwell, worry-free.
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