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FEATURE: Artists seek to save Orwell’s Burmese home

AFP, KATHA, Myanmar

“People come here from Germany, Sweden, America,” Reverend Daniel Say Htan said. “They come here to see the real places in the novel.”

Orwell’s time in Burma helped shape his future career — he became one of the 20th century’s most important writers, with novels such as Animal Farm and 1984 providing some of literature’s most biting criticism of authoritarianism.

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