"Ogni cosa cresce, come conviensi, a poco a poco, e crescendo conserva e rende eterna la propria specie. Or tu confessa adunque che della sua materia e del suo seme nasce, si nutre e divien grande il tutto. S'arroge a ciò, che non daría la terra il dovuto alimento ai lieti parti, se non cadesse a fecondarle il seno dal ciel l'umida pioggia, e senza cibo propagar non potrebber gli animali la propria specie e conservar la vita."
Lucrezio - De Rerum Natura - Libro Primo
Animal Farm (1945) is a satirical novella (which can also be understood as a modern fable or allegory) by George Orwell, ostensibly about a group of animals who oust the humans from the farm on which they live. They run the farm themselves, only to have it degenerate into a brutal tyranny of its own. The novel addresses not only the corruption of the revolution by its leaders but also how wickedness, indifference, ignorance, greed and myopia destroy any possibility of a Utopia. While this novel portrays corrupt leadership as the flaw in revolution (and not the act of revolution itself), it also shows how potential ignorance and indifference to problems within a revolution could allow horrors to happen if a smooth transition to a people's government is not achieved. In the Eastern Bloc both Animal Farm and later, also Nineteen Eighty-Four were on the list of forbidden books up until die Wende in 1989, and were only available via clandestine Samizdat networks.
released 16 November 2011
Tracks 1-6/8/10-12: Composed and performed by Esma.
Track 7: Featuring Jacques Lazzari.
Track 9: Performed by Jacques Lazzari.
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