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History, Memoir, Nonfiction

Perspective and Narrator

In Homage to Catalonia, the first-person narrator George Orwell looks back to events in his recent past, when he went to fight in the Spanish Civil War (military revolt against the government of Spain, 1936–39) two years before the book's publication.


Homage to Catalonia is mostly narrated in the past tense, with some passages in present tense.

About the Title

An homage is a demonstration of respect and honor; Catalonia is a region of Spain. By naming his book Homage to Catalonia, Orwell suggests several possibilities for who or what he recognizes in tribute, including those with whom he fought in the Spanish Civil War (military revolt against the government of Spain, 1936–39), the people of Catalonia, and the ideals for which they fought.


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