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Friday, January 08, 2016

Dear Orwell

...your pigs are far more intelligent than the other animals, and therefore the best qualified to run the farm—in fact, there couldn’t have been an Animal Farm at all without them: so that what was needed, (someone might argue), was not more communism but more public-spirited pigs.
In 1944 George Orwell sent his manuscript of Animal Farm to T. S. Eliot, then a director at Faber & Faber. His accompanying letter, and Eliot's subsequent rejection, can be read at Letters of Note.

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