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Iranian couple uses taxi as mobile bookstore

Iranian couple uses taxi as mobile bookstore

TEHRAN, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Yezdany and Sarvebaz Heraner are making commuting in Tehran more enjoyable by providing a mobile bookstore in their taxi.
Aileen Graef
Birthplace of George Orwell in India to become museum

Birthplace of George Orwell in India to become museum

MOTIHARI , India, June 30 (UPI) --The tiny home in Motihari, India, where British writer George Orwell was born, will be restored and converted into an Orwell museum.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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Kristen Stewart 'terrified' to film '1984' adaptation

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Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Kristen Stewart is tackling a classic -- and says she finds the prospect terrifying.
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Snowden: Orwell's '1984' 'nothing' compared to NSA spying

LONDON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- George Orwell's fictional Big Brother monitoring everyone's lives is "nothing" compared to surveillance today, U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden says on TV.
Boehner: Obama said 'he will not negotiate'

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said President Barack Obama told congressional leaders at a White House meeting Wednesday "he will not negotiate."

Danish political party nominates Snowden for Nobel peace prize

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- A left-wing Danish political party said Wednesday it had nominated fugitive U.S. intelligence leaker Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Future science fiction

HERNDON, Va., July 16 (UPI) -- Leadership in Iran and North Korea leave their countries in a science fiction-type nightmare.
JAMES ZUMWALT, UPI Outside View Commentator

School district's reading list has more than 30 spelling errors

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., July 10 (UPI) -- New York state officials criticized a school board whose summer reading list misspells titles including "The Great Gatsby" and names including George Orwell.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Amazon reports spike in sales of George Orwell's '1984'

SEATTLE, June 12 (UPI) -- George Orwell's dystopian novel "1984" is enjoying a spike in sales in the wake of revelations on surveillance in the United States.
What Obama can learn from Saddam Hussein

What Obama can learn from Saddam Hussein

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Having met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to work out the mission for U.S. troops in Afghanistan, U.S. President Barack Obama could learn a lesson from Saddam Hussein.
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Understatement of the Week: Mitt Romney

Understatement of the week:
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UPI Almanac for Monday, June 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Orwell's Indian birthplace to be a museum

MOTIHARI, India, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- The house in India where author George Orwell was born more than a century ago is being renovated as a museum, officials said.
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Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense, revolutionary opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialism.

Considered perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture, Orwell wrote fiction, polemical journalism, literary criticism and poetry. He is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945). This pair of books has sold more than those of any other twentieth-century author. His Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War which cemented his ideology, and his numerous essays on various subjects relating to politics, literature, linguistics, culture and lifestyle, are also widely acclaimed. Orwell's influence on culture, popular and political, continues. Several of his neologisms, along with the term Orwellian, now a byword for any draconian or manipulative social phenomenon or concept inimical to a free society, have entered the vernacular.

Eric Arthur Blair was born on 25 June 1903 in Motihari, Bihar, Bengal Presidency, British India. His great-grandfather Charles Blair had been a wealthy country gentleman in Dorset who had married Lady Mary Fane daughter of Thomas Fane, 8th Earl of Westmorland, and he was supported, as an absentee landlord, by a good income from slave plantations in Jamaica. His grandfather, Thomas Richard Arthur Blair, was a clergyman. Although the gentility was passed down the generations, the prosperity was not; Eric Blair described his family as "lower-upper-middle class". His father, Richard Walmesley Blair, worked in the Opium Department of the Indian Civil Service. His mother, Ida Mabel Blair (née Limouzin), grew up in Burma where her French father was involved in speculative ventures. Eric had two sisters; Marjorie, five years older, and Avril, five years younger. When Eric was one year old, Ida Blair took him to England.

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