Saturday, 3 January 2015

Homage to Catalonia by Artizan

This wonderful Artizan (North Star) figure features Eric Arthur Blair, better known by the pen-name George Orwell, who fought in the Spanish Civil War for the POUM Militia.

POUM were an anarcho-syndicalist political group  which was attacked by the Marxist-Leninist Communist Party. Blair got out of Catalonia one jump ahead of Stalin's thugs of the NKVD.

He recorded his experiences in Homage to Catalonia, one of the greatest novels in the English language.


The Anarcho-Syndicalist flag.


Eric Blair




16 comments:

  1. Nice figure and it's one of those books I keep meaning to read. Maybe a trip to the library will cure this...

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    1. Well worth reading. Explains a lot about the politics of the left in the era.

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  2. Great looking figure and historical background. He does appear to resemble another figure from history too. Happy 2015!

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  3. Another model added to the wish list.

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    1. If your list is anything lime mine.......

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  4. I remember suffering a George Orwell fixated English teacher at school, so he would be the last figure I would ever buy!

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    1. George Orwell, you were lucky! Mine had a thing about Chekhov. I sat through a university performance of the bleedin' Cherry Orchard at the age of twelve.

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  5. ^Now, I wouldn't say I'm 'fixated', but I am an English Teacher, and Orwell is certainly one of my all-time favourites...so apologies, legatus, and thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. I am a great fan of Orwell. A great writer who had lived life so had something to say.

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  6. *I just noticed my mis-capitalisation of 'teacher'.

    Jeez...

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    1. And you a teavher, I mean Teacher, oh.....!"£$% :)

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  7. That's a great figure. He'd also do well in a VBCW game, for them what likes such things.
    Homage is a great book. It never hurts a writer to go to war.
    Best in 2015, MP

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    1. Have a great year, Michel, and may you never role ones - except when you need them. :)

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  8. A great figure, a great man and a great book.

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  9. In nine minutes form now I'll start indoctrinating thirty more year 8s into the world of Animal Farm...

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