As I Please
by George Orwell


1944: Jan-Feb | Mar-Apr | May-June | July-Aug | Sep-Oct | Nov-Dec



1947: Jan-Feb | Mar-Apr

Orwell at Tribune

In November 1943 George Orwell joined the Tribune as its Literary Editor. His principal contribution there was the writing of a free-flowing political and literary column entitled "As I Please".

In a 9 December 1943 letter to Philip Rahv (a founder of Partisan Review) Orwell explains his motivations for joining Tribune:

I have left the BBC after two wasted years in it and have become literary editor of the Tribune, a left-wing weekly which you may have seen. It leaves me a little spare time, which the BBC didn't, so I have got another book [Animal Farm] under weigh which I hope to finish in a few months if nothing intervenes.