Jean Seaton celebrates the publishing of Animal Farm with appearances on BBC Radio 4 and APR

23 August 2020
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Last Monday marked the 75th anniversary of the publication of Animal Farm by George Orwell. To celebrate this birthday, Jean Seaton took to BBC Radio 4 and NPR to talk about the text and why it is still important today.
Appearing on Radio 4’s Beyond Belief, Seaton discussed the relevance of Animal Farm in modern times, stating that it is a book that “offeres a contemporary education as you read it, in how real resentments, decency and idealism can be manipulated – and in how to resist fashion however attractive”. Seaton also shared these views with NPR, exploring the background to Animal Farm and the importance of recognising the anniversary.
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