Sugestão de fim-de-semana * Weekend suggestion

Fazer presentes para as amigas grávidas.
Make presents to your pregnant friends.

Levar os amigos a beber uma cerveja.
Take your friends and offer them a beer.

E ler um livro.
And read a book.

Animal farm (a.k.a. O triunfo dos porcos, 1945), George Orwell

Publicado pela primeira vez em 1945, “O Triunfo dos Porcos” transformou-se na clássica fábula política deste século. Acrescentando-lhe a sua marca pessoal de mordacidade e perspicácia, George Orwell relata a história de uma revolução entre os animais de uma quinta e o modo como o idealismo foi traído pelo poder, pela corrupção e pela mentira.

“Animal Farm” is the most famous by far of all twentieth-century political allegories. Its account of a group of barnyard animals who revolt against their vicious human master, only to submit to a tyranny erected by their own kind, can fairly be said to have become a universal drama. Orwell is one of the very few modern satirists comparable to Jonathan Swift in power, artistry, and moral authority; in animal farm his spare prose and the logic of his dark comedy brilliantly highlight his stark message.

Taking as his starting point the betrayed promise of the Russian Revolution, Orwell lays out a vision that, in its bitter wisdom, gives us the clearest understanding we possess of the possible consequences of our social and political acts.