‘A Nice Cup of Tea,’ originally published in the Evening Standard on 12 January 1946 (Source)
The Paris Review makes the announcement, with information on each of the writers.
I have met Burroughs quite a few times over the last fifteen years, and he always strikes me as an upper-class Midwesterner, with an inherent superior attitude towards blacks, policemen, doctors, and small-town politicians, the same superior attitude that Swift had to their equivalents in his own day, the same scatological obsessions and brooding contempt for middle-class values, thrift, hard work, parenthood, et cetera, which are just excuses for petit-bourgeois greed and exploitation. But I admire Burroughs more than any other living writer, and most of those who are dead. [Read more]
Stars of X-Men franchise will appear in Harold Pinter play, The Guardian reports. They previously worked together in a touring production of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot.
George Orwell’s war diaries, spanning 1938-1942, are freely available to read online. Open Culture has the details.
In 1949, George Orwell received a curious letter from his former high school French teacher, Aldous Huxley. Open Culture has more.