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الصعود إلى الهواء

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فيها حكاية مواطن يعمل في شركة تأمين يعاني من الشعور بالغربة في مجتمع ما بعد الحرب ويسيطر عليه هاجس حرب قادمة فيجتر ذكرياته قبل الحرب في قريته الوادعة الصغيرة
يسرد أوريل في القسم الثاني سرد مطول عن ذكريات الرجل الأربعيني عن طفولته وأصدقاءه شغبه ومدرسته وأسرته وكل ما دمرته الحرب ليعود له الحنين إلى قريته فيترك زوجته وأطفاله ويعود ليسترجع ما ضاع منه لكنه يكتشف إن ما كان يبحث ع
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Paperback, الطبعة الأولي, 285 pages
Published 2008 by دار الفارابي (first published 1939)
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Tom Huggon I'd recommend reading it again; I think the novel is hilarious. Orwell's wit is fully brought out in one liners and hyperbolic anecdotes and eccentric…moreI'd recommend reading it again; I think the novel is hilarious. Orwell's wit is fully brought out in one liners and hyperbolic anecdotes and eccentric characterisations. Bleak? Yes. Comic? Certainly.(less)
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Ruthanne Davis I would say the theme is how our world changes. It's a tragi-comic story of a middle aged man who weathers some of his frustrations thinking about the…moreI would say the theme is how our world changes. It's a tragi-comic story of a middle aged man who weathers some of his frustrations thinking about the past and his growing up in a rather rural area and small town. He returns 30 years later only to find that even this part of the world has changed.
Well-written and such a change from Orwell's usual subjects. I truly enjoyed it.(less)

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Paul
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-novels
One of Orwell’s less well known novels; it is a rather bleak comic novel written and set in 1938/1939. It is a well written novel about nostalgia, the lower middle classes, relationships between men and women and middle age. Orwell is primarily a political writer and as he said himself, “Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism.” Given works like 1984 and Animal Farm, it isn’t surprisi ...more
Darwin8u
Jul 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
“That's the way we're going nowadays. Everything slick and streamlined, everything made out of something else.”
― George Orwell, Coming Up for Air

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A novel that explores the pastoral life and experiences of youth in Edwardian England before the First World War as a memory of a man who is anxious about his own existence and pessimistic about his nation's inevitable progress towards another world war.

I think John Wain was right when he said, "What makes _Coming Up For Air_ so peculiarly bitter to t
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Edward
Nov 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Note on the Text

--Coming Up for Air
Meaghan
When I first had a look at this, I wondered if it was really by the same George Orwell. It certainly didn't seem to be anything like 1984 or Animal Farm. But it was indeed he. I spent most of the book wondering if anything was actually going to happen in this story. And nothing really did. I hated it at first, but for some reason I kept coming back to it. It grew on me.

The protagonist, a fat and rather unlikeable father of two named George Bowling, leads a rather boring middle-class existence in
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Gabrielle
I didn’t really know what to expect when I picked up “Coming Up for Air”. I knew it wouldn’t be the scathing allegory that is “Animal Farm” and I knew it wouldn’t be the terrifying dystopia of “1984”. I wasn’t sure what Orwell would do with the story of a middle-aged man who is frustrated with his empty suburban life, as the world moves inexorably towards World War II. I think I had forgotten how beautiful his prose was, and how he had this uncanny inability to capture feelings and thoughts and ...more
Nigeyb
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My preoccupation with British literature set in the immediate pre-WW2 era and in, or around, London continues. I recently read Hangover Square by Patrick Hamilton and that kickstarted a whole fascination with English literature set in or around London c1939. In addition to Hangover Square, particular recent highlights include...

London Belongs to Me
The Slaves of Solitude
Of Love And Hunger

...it's a rich vein that I continue to mine.

"Coming Up For Air" was my first George Orwell since "Homage to C
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Alice Poon
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
As with Orwell’s other books, I loved his endearing trademark of dry wit and humor in his powerful storytelling. This novel would probably resonate with anyone who has ever experienced an urge for an escapist indulgence. I would have given this book five stars had it not been for the description of wicked little boys killing baby birds for fun.

This is a story about a middle-aged man trying to find an escape from boredom, fear and anxieties about aging, impending disaster and existence in general
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MJ Nicholls
Released in 1939, Coming Up for Air is perhaps the final kiss-of-death to pre-war life in miserable old England, and the first ready-for-war book to soberly embrace the next six agonising years. The protagonist George is a First World War veteran whose life has settled into the predetermined routine of people of his class and age—a travelling insurance position, a nagging harridan of a missus, and two kids too many. After kvetching about his sorry lot in Part One, he recalls his childhood in Par ...more
Sawsan
Mar 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
نزهة" عنوان لترجمة نُشرت عام 1969 لرواية جورج أورويل
Coming up for air
ولها عنوان عربي آخر وهو"الصعود إلى الهواء.
نظرة الانسان للماضي وقدرته على تذكُر ملامح الأماكن والأشخاص في حياته
رجل في منتصف العمر يحكي ذكرياته في بلدة انجليزية في بداية القرن العشرين
حياته الهادئة ومتعه البسيطة في عالم ما قبل الحرب العالمية الأولى
بعد سنين يأخذه الحنين لزيارة بلدته ليكتشف ان صور الحياة التي يحن إليها أصبح لا وجود لها
سرد جميل وبسيط وفيه خفة ظل وواقعية, ومناهضة واضحة للحروب وآثارها
Esma Tezgi
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Orwell sen ne muhteşem bir yazarsın! Kitabın daha ilk sayfalarında bu cümleyi kurduyor Orwell, en ünlü eserleri 1984 ve Hayvan Çiftliği olsa da (ki onları çok severim), geri planda kalan eserleri de onlar kadar iyiymiş bu kitapla bunu daha iyi anladım. Kitabı okudukça sevdim, sevdikçe okudum.

Belki insan asıl beyni durunca ölüyor, yeni bir düşünceyi idrak etme gücünü yitirince.

Orwell kitabı çok yalın bir dille kaleme almış, süslü cümleler yok ama anlatılan onca düşünce var. Kitapta savaşın insan
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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 Imperia
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