Ranked by The Times as one of the greatest writers since 1945, George Orwell (born Eric Arthur Blair) was the bestselling English author of such works as Burmese Days, Homage to Catalonia, and Down and Out in Paris and London. During his life he was a successful journalist, known for his criticism of social inequality and fierce opposition to totalitarianism, which are evidenced most sharply in Animal Farm and 1984, the combined sales of which made him the bestselling author of the 20th century. Orwell has had a lasting influence on literary depictions of dystopian futures, and through terms l
Erich Fromm (1900-1980) emigrated from Germany in 1934 to the United States, where he held a private psychotherapeutic practice and taught at Columbia, Yale, and New York University. His many books include The Art of Loving, Escape from Freedom, Man for Himself, and The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness.