I do not know if Struve hint that "bestial court" realized a satire on the Soviet totalitarian system, but in the comments to this letter Struve explains that Orwell's fears were not entirely unfounded: in another letter he described the difficulties in connection with searches publisher for "1984". And though by this time Orwell was already a writer with the name, which had the contract for the next two novel with a famous publisher Victor Golantsom, adhere to, as Orwell, leftist, edition "1984" proved to be non-trivial. Golants rejected the book, among other publishers, at least the so-called progressive, was not easy to find a replacement. They are all concerned by the question of whether they violate the rule in England about the general atmosphere of a Soviet satire.
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