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Why George Orwell Wrote

"Writing a book is like suffering a long bout with a painful illness."
George Orwell from, Why I Write?

Orwell's Four Great Movitives for Writing (Beyond Money)
1. Sheer Egoism: Desire to seem clever, to be talked about, to be remembered after death.
2. Aesthetic Enthusiam. Desire to share something that ought not to be missed.
3. Desire to See Things as They Are
4. Political Purpose: Desire to push the world in a certain direction.

(How refreshing to hear a writer actually admit to an agenda.)

"Desire" from the phrase de sidere "from the stars."
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My motivation for writing follows numbers 1 and 2. I have the exact opposite of number 3 as a motivation. Not to see the world as it really is, but as I think it ought to be. I could care less about part 4, mostly because I hate politics, and because I'd push the world not so much in another direction, but probably into another dimension.

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Sterling said...

My motivation for writing follows numbers 1 and 2. I have the exact opposite of number 3 as a motivation. Not to see the world as it really is, but as I think it ought to be. I could care less about part 4, mostly because I hate politics, and because I'd push the world not so much in another direction, but probably into another dimension.

12:03 AM  
Anonymous 面对面视频斗地主 said...

Saw your work, my feeling is that if everyone can be more exchanges, we should be more than is now the world like this!

6:48 AM  

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