Orwell: Essays: Introduction by John Carey

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$42.00  $39.06
Publisher
Everyman's Library
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Pages
1416
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.1 X 2.5 inches | 2.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780375415036

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About the Author

GEORGE ORWELL (1903-1950) served with the Imperial Police in Burma, fought with the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, and was a member of the Home Guard and a writer for the BBC during World War II. He is the author of many works of non-fiction and fiction.

Reviews

"Orwell is the most influential political writer of the twentieth century...He gives us a gritty, personal example of how to engage as a writer in politics." -New York Review of Books

"[Orwell] evolved, in his seemingly offhand way, the clearest and most compelling English prose style this century...But of course he was more than just a great writer. We need him today because [of] his passion for the truth." -The Sunday Times (London)

"Had Orwell lived to a full term, he might well have gone on to become the greatest modern literary critic in the language. But he lived more than long enough to make writing about politics a branch of the humanities, setting a standard of civilized response to the intractably complex texture of life." -The New Yorker

"The real reason we read Orwell is because his own fault-line, his fundamental schism, his hybridity, left him exceptionally sensitive to the fissure-which is everywhere apparent-between what ought to be the case and what actually is the case. He says the unsayable." -Financial Times

"Orwell was the conscience of his generation." -V. S. Pritchett