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NPR and Book on Burma
Like North Korea, Burma is an anachronism, an oddity, a pariah among nations, granted a less dangerous one, and it remains one of the most closed societies on earth. Now out in paperback, the book uses Orwell's story there as a backdrop for exploring the country as a whole. Called Finding George Orwell in Burma, the book is now out in paperback. Written by Emma Larkin (a pseudonym), it examines this bizarre, yet alluring place. NPR has got a nice feature on the book that is worth checking out. Oh, and if you are interested in reading Burmese Days, you can also download and read the whole book for FREE from this site.