Geile Ausnahme

„Indeed, the mere sound of words ending in -ism seems to bring with it the smell of propaganda.“* (George Orwell)

 

Diese eine, geile Ausnahme

 

*) Das Zitat stammt aus folgendem größeren Zusammenhang:

„I am not, of course, suggesting that mental dishonesty is peculiar to Socialists and left-wingers generally, or is commonest among them. It is merely that acceptance of any political discipline seems to be incompatible with literary integrity. This applies equally to movements like Pacifism and Personalism, which claim to be outside the ordinary political struggle. Indeed, the mere sound of words ending in -ism seems to bring with it the smell of propaganda. Group loyalties are necessary, and yet they are poisonous to literature, so long as literature is the product of individuals. As soon as they are allowed to have any influence, even a negative one, on creative writing, the result is not only falsification, but often the actual drying-up of the inventive faculties.“

(George Orwell)


Zuerst veröffentlicht:

„Der Schriftsteller und der Leviathan“
(Essay) George Orwell;
Published in Politics and Letters, Summer 1948

Netzressource

http://orwell.ru/library/articles/leviathan/english/e_wal

 

 


 

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