‘It needs more public-spirited pigs’: TS Eliot’s rejection of Orwell’s Animal Farm

The letter in which TS Eliot rejects George Orwell’s allegory Animal Farm because “we have no conviction … that this is the right point of view from which to criticise the political situation” has been published online for the first time by the British Library, alongside a wealth of other material from 20th-century writers.

TS Eliot rejects George Orwell's Animal Farm

  • Seems to me a pretty picayune critique of Animal Farm by publishers. I mean it’s an allegory — since when is an allegory satirizing political correctness supposed to be “politically correct” to be valid. Sorta defeats the purpose, no?

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      I never understood Eliot.
      And he looked a bit freakish to me.