In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950
How frustrating that my laptop turned down last night just as I was finishing the review for this!Jebi ga.
What I like about Orwell is that he is what I call an active intellectual (and even ...more
Lest we forget, these works are a reflection of the individual who produced them, and in critiquing their works we are to some extent offering a judgement on that person, based on our own values. Even if we ...more
I have also learned how he wrote 1984 (it was a difficult process because of his illness), which theories or models he was influenced by while writing it ...more
The actual answer to this question: this is the volume which contains Orwell's essay on toads. Highly recommended.
But I also loved engaging with Orwell's ideas on Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Gandhi, anarchism and ...more
What I would recommend is that you now go and read this , as if you enjoy his writing, then this background work will offer a real insight to the process of writing that marvellous book.
It is also ...more
—Eric Liebetrau | Kirkus Reviews
A record of a great writer's nonfiction work and an evolving picture of the last years of his life, during the time when he published Animal Farm and 1984. "A magnificent tribute to the probity, consistency and insight of Orwell's topical writings....A remarkable self-portrait" (Alfred Kazin, Book World). Edited by Sonia Orwell and Ian Angus; Index.Amazon.com Review
The years spanned by this collection--1945-1950--were monumental ones for George Orwell, years in which his literary reputation
Still some primary source with interesting tidbits, like asking a correspondent whether he's torn up his ration book for clothes, and recounting how people don't really believe it. (They went off clothes rationing in 1949.)
Also stuff about hunger in Europe after the war, objecting to some nasty ...more
In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial ...more