Fifty Orwell Essays

Fifty Orwell Essays George Orwell
  • Title: Fifty Orwell Essays
  • Author: George Orwell
  • ISBN: 9781849026475
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifty Orwell Essays George Orwell Fifty Orwell Essays This collection of fifty essays spans the s and s and covers the broad range of Orwell s interests political social and literary As well as extracts from well known books such as Down and out
    This collection of fifty essays spans the 1930s and 1940s and covers the broad range of Orwell s interests political, social and literary As well as extracts from well known books such as Down and out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier , this volume includes classic articles such as Killing an Elephant and Good Bad Books, as well as lesser known pieceThis collection of fifty essays spans the 1930s and 1940s and covers the broad range of Orwell s interests political, social and literary As well as extracts from well known books such as Down and out in Paris and London and The Road to Wigan Pier , this volume includes classic articles such as Killing an Elephant and Good Bad Books, as well as lesser known pieces Whether or not readers are familiar with his work or sympathatic to his views, they are sure to be seduced by Orwell s logical mind and lucid prose in this handsome new edition of his wide ranging and stimulating essays Contents The Spike A Hanging 1931 Bookshop Memories 1936 Shooting an Elephant 1936 Down the Mine 1937 from The Road to Wigan Pier North and South from The Road to Wigan Pier 1937 Spilling the Spanish Beans 1937 Marrakech 1939 Boys Weeklies and Frank Richards s Reply 1940 Charles Dickens 1940 Charles Reade 1940 Inside The Whale 1940 The Art of Donald Mcgill 1941 The Lion and the Unicorn Socialism and the English Genius 1941 Wells, Hitler And The World State 1941 Looking Back On The Spanish War 1942 Rudyard Kipling 1942 Mark Twain the Licensed Jester 1943 Poetry and the Microphone 1943 W B Yeats 1943 Arthur Koestler 1944 Benefit of Clergy Some Notes on Salvador Dali 1944 Raffles and Miss Blandish 1944 Antisemitism in Britain 1945 Freedom of the Park 1945 Future of a Ruined Germany 1945 Good Bad Books In Defence of P G Wodehouse 1945 Nonsense Poetry Notes on Nationalism 1945 Revenge is Sour 1945 The Sporting Spirit You and the Atomic Bomb 1945 A Good Word for the Vicar of Bray A Nice Cup of Tea 1946 Books vs Cigarettes Confessions of a Book Reviewer Decline of the English Murder How the Poor Die James Burnham and the Managerial Revolution Pleasure Spots Politics and the English Language Politics vs Literature an Examination of Gulliver s Travels Riding Down from Bangor Some Thoughts on the Common Toad The Prevention of Literature Why I Write 1946 Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool Such, Such Were the Joys 1947 Writers and Leviathan 1948 Reflections on Gandhi.
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    About George Orwell


    1. Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922 1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936 1937 Orwell was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat Later the organization that he had joined when he joined the Republican cause,The Workers Party of Marxist Unification POUM , was painted by the pro Soviet Communists as a Trotskyist organization Trotsky was Joseph Stalin s enemy and disbanded Orwell and his wife were accused of rabid Trotskyism and tried in absentia in Barcelona, along with other leaders of the POUM, in 1938 However by then they had escaped from Spain and returned to England Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left wing magazine He was a prolific polemical journalist, article writer, literary critic, reviewer, poet and writer of fiction, and, considered perhaps the twentieth century s best chronicler of English culture Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty Four published in 1949 and the satirical novella Animal Farm 1945 they have together sold copies than any two books by any other twentieth century author His 1938 book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, together with numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture, are widely acclaimed.Orwell s influence on contemporary culture, popular and political, continues decades after his death Several of his neologisms, along with the term Orwellian now a byword for any oppressive or manipulative social phenomenon opposed to a free society have entered the vernacular.


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    1. Intoxicating collection of essays, a journey back in time into George Orwell s thought process, life and ideas I need to get a hard copy of this for my library

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    2. The best essays are 5star, some are barely 2 or 3 but Orwell is rarely an uninteresting read A decent enough refresher for the e reader.

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    3. I love Orwell, and some of these short essays are just superb The Lion and the Unicorn captures British society so perfectly, you can hardly tell that 70 years have passed Politics and the English Language is the best guide I know on how to write clearly and precisely And A Nice Cup of Tea is just a cool piece of writing How many authors can write an engaging story about something so mundane

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    4. Online via Gutenberg Australia

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