Such a great, great, great author. Set in the early 1930s, Orwell starts out by saying
Orwell is just fantastic in giving an unromanticized yet fascinating glimpse of what life was like for somebody in those circumstances, in those times.
If you’ve read it, are there any other books or essays you’d recommend as treating the subject nearly as well & set in more modern times? (Not necessarily up to the minute present day; somehow I suspect the 1970s might also be intriguing in that decade’s typically grimy way.)