AW is an Amazon Affiliate

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.

paypal subscribe button

How To Support AW

Editing for authors: because every writer needs a good editor.


Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: George Orwell on language

Threaded View

  1. #1
    I've seen worse. SuperModerator ColoradoGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    The City Different

    George Orwell on language

    "Good prose is like a pane of glass," wrote Orwell -- the author is on one side of the pane of language, the reader is on the other. The clearer the prose, the clearer the connection between author and reader. Post-modernists think this notion is quaint. They find the language glass to be at best translucent, sometimes entirely opaque, and sometimes even a mirror reflecting back the image of the reader.

    Though Orwell's pane-of-glass simile is often quoted, he admits himself in the same essay that language is never neutral; it always carries political baggage of some sort. It's a short essay, and worth reading.
    Last edited by ColoradoGuy; 02-09-2007 at 11:04 PM.
    "Think this through with me, let me know your mind.
    . . . what I want to know is, are you kind?"

    My books, website, and blog

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Custom Search