Books during lockdown.

Some of the books I am re-reading during this enforced period of isolation.

It’s an universal law – intolerance is the first sign of an inadequate education. An ill-educated person behaves with arrogant impatience, whereas truly profound education breeds humility.

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

August 1914.
August 1914 (Vintage Classics) Kindle Edition


The word ‘Lockdown’ reminds me of:-

The Principles of Newspeak, George Orwell explains that Newspeak follows most of the rules of English grammar, yet is a language characterised by a continually diminishing vocabulary; complete thoughts reduced to simple terms of simplistic meaning.

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Lektüre + Audio-Online

2 thoughts on “Books during lockdown.

  1. Interesting choices for pandemic reading, David! I read One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich when I was 14 and it moved me deeply. I’m not sure I’d want to return to such a dark place, though.

    1. Started going through my bookshelves and reading books as they came to hand.
      Recently moved country and house: books I’ve not read for years came on the list of ‘keep or discard’ a hard choice. I must say that the mover and packers looked a little disturbed when I said “must keep” 🙂
      My frame of mind at this moment in time for both photographic and reading material, tends to be rather despondent.
      We live in interesting times as the Chinese proverb goes.

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