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Down and Out in Paris and London

Down and Out in Paris and London

  • Title: Down and Out in Paris and London
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  • ISBN : 9780141393032
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 216 pages


George Orwell s vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society from the author of 1984, published with an introduction by Dervla Murphy in Penguin Modern Classics You have talked so often of going to the dogs and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them W George Orwell s vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society from the author of 1984, published with an introduction by Dervla Murphy in Penguin Modern Classics You have talked so often of going to the dogs and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his first contact with poverty Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor sleeping in bug infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris s vile H tel X , surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star gazing pavement artist and a starving Russian ex army captain Exposing a shocking, previously hidden world to his readers, Orwell gave a human face to the statistics of poverty for the first time and in doing so, found his voice as a writer


Author George Orwell

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 police officer with the Indian Imperial




Down and Out in Paris and London Reviews (31)

  • Do not read this book if you are unemployed.Do not read this book if you are homeless.Do not read this book if you are worried about the tanking economy.Do not read this book if you have no retirement savings.Do not read this book if you don t like eating stale bread and margarine.Do not read this b [..]

  • As anyone who has read 1984 can attest, Orwell is among other things a master of disgust, a writer who can describe a squalid apartment building, an aging painted whore or a drunken old man with just the right details to make the reader s nose twitch with displeasure, his stomach rise into th [..]

  • It is a feeling of relief, almost of pleasure, at knowing yourself at last genuinely down and out You have talked so often of going to the dogs and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them, and you can stand it It takes off a lot of anxiety In 1927 Eric Arthur Blair A.K.A George Orwell giv [..]

  • this book isn t going to cause anyone to have the huge revelation that poverty is hard or anything, because duh but it also doesn t piss me off the way morgan spurlock pisses me off, because orwell makes his story come alive and there is so much local color, so many individual life stories in here t [..]

  • ve read the Essay Paris Ve Londra da Be Paras z written by George Orwell Its a biography of his own life and personal experiences After George Orwells cancellation as officer of the British colonial power, he flew to Paris to work as an English teacher, because he aspired a job as a committed writer [..]

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