It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

{Ed. Note: This first ran last holiday season, though it has been updated with current information and the latest news from fine press publishers.} As the holiday’s quickly approach, it is time to remind all Books and Vines readers about the importance of doing all we can to support those who create and sell the finely done private press books we all admire. In a world awash … Continue reading It’s the Holidays — Support the Fine Press Eco-System!

Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Arion Press (2013)

Eric Arthur Blair (1903-1950), known by his pen name George Orwell, is one of the most influential, quoted and debated writers of the 20th century.  Orwell is best known for his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) and the allegorical novella reviewed in this article, Animal Farm (1945), which he sub-titled ‘A Fairy Tale’. His non-fiction work Homage to Catalonia (1938), an account of his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, is one of the greatest works of non-fiction … Continue reading Animal Farm, by George Orwell, Arion Press (2013)