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“Smothered under journalism”

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I love this passage:

At least, cut off from the irritations of literary London, he was free to grapple unencumbered with the new novel. “Smothered under journalism,” as he put it, he told one friend, “I have become more and more like a sucked orange.

That’s from a nice piece about the writing of 1984, from the Observer.

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