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Orwell letters unearthed by English doctoral student

Published: 7 April 2014

English doctoral student Krystyna Wieszczek has discovered letters by George Orwell which literary scholars had assumed were lost or had been burnt.

The series of letters are from Orwell to Teresa Jeleńska, a Polish émigré who translated several of his texts into Polish. The letters will make an important contribution to Krystyna's own doctoral project, which explores Orwell's reception in communist Poland, but also to a more general understanding of Orwell's work. 'The letters concern her translation of Animal Farm (1947), and provide some interesting new information about Orwell’s relations with various Polish émigrés', said Krystyna. The letters where uncovered by Krystyna in a Paris archive, and have never been published before.

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