‘Vanity Fair’ publishes Hitchens’s introduction to Orwell’s diaries…

The introduction to the diaries of George Orwell by the late essayist Christopher Hitchens has been published in US magazine Vanity Fair, UK Newspaper The Guardian reports today. In it Hitchens explores everything from Orwell’s “self-education away from… prejudices” to the events which gave rise to his novel of a dystopian future, Nineteen Eighty-Four. The Orwell Diaries, released in the UK by Penguin in 2010, are set to be published for the first time in America next month.

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