Henry Miller - George Orwell Timeline
Nov 14 - Orwell reviews Tropic Of Cancer in New English Weekly.
Nov 29 - Miller comments on this review in a letter to Durrell: "[Orwell] talks about 'the vilification of human nature' (sic!). Oh well ......"
May 3 - Fraenkel again writes to Orwell. (In Inside The Whale, Orwell will say that Fraenkel, Lawrence Durrell and Miller “almost amount to a 'school'” of writing style.)
June - Black Spring is published. Orwell will make (mostly) critical reference to it in Inside The Whale.
August - Miller writes to Orwell.
September - Orwell writes Miller “at length” about Black Spring (ref: Happiest Man Alive, p.191)
September - Miller writes to Orwell.
Sept 24 - Orwell’s review of Black Spring appears in the New English Weekly.
Oct 6 - Miller writes to Orwell [seen at left in 1936].
Dec 15 - Orwell leaves en-route for Spain.
Dec (23?) - Before continuing on to Barcelona, Orwell visits Henry Miller in Paris.
Dec 30 - Orwell enlists with POUM in Barcelona.
March - In a letter to Durrell, Miller describes Orwell as “a nice chap, but ignorant.”
(date?) - Miller answers a questionnaire for the short-lived Marxist Quarterly magazine, stating that his response to war is pacifism. (Orwell will later reference this in Inside The Whale).
July - Orwell back in England.
September - Miller tells Durrell that Orwell has promised to take a subscription to for The Booster.
Oct 21 - Orwell reviews The Booster (this issue?) in the New English Weekly.
Oct 29 - Alfred Perles writes to Philip Mairet (editor of New English Weekly), presumably about Orwell, as the letter is now part of Orwell’s correspondence collection.
Nov 4 - An uncredited piece by Durrell appears in New English Weekly; it's a response to Orwell’s review of The Booster.
Nov 7 - Miller writes to Orwell. ("with enclosures")
Nov 11 - Orwell responds to Durrell’s critique of his Booster review, in New English Weekly. Orwell will later make a brief reference to The Booster in Inside The Whale.
May 24 - Orwell begins writing Inside The Whale.
June 13 - Letter from Jack Kahane of Obelisk Press to Orwell (Kahane would die that year, a fact referenced in Inside The Whale).
December - Orwell completes Inside The Whale.
Jun-Jul - Lawrence Durrell writes to Orwell.