• Literary Collections

Politics and the English Language

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141976292
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 32
View: 8719
'Politics and the English Language' is widely considered Orwell's most important essay on style. Style, for Orwell, was never simply a question of aesthetics; it was always inextricably linked to politics and to truth.'All issues are political issues, and politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly, hatred and schizophrenia.When the general atmosphere is bad, language must suffer.'Language is a political issue, and slovenly use of language and cliches make it easier for those in power to deliberately use misleading language to hide unpleasant political facts. Bad English, he believed, was a vehicle for oppressive ideology, and it is no accident that 'Politics and the English Language' was written after the close of World War II.

    • Literary Collections

All Art Is Propaganda

Critical Essays
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547417752
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 416
View: 6237
As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. A frequent commentator on literature, language, film, and drama throughout his career, Orwell turned increasingly to the critical essay in the 1940s, when his most important experiences were behind him and some of his most incisive writing lay ahead. All Art Is Propaganda follows Orwell as he demonstrates in piece after piece how intent analysis of a work or body of work gives rise to trenchant aesthetic and philosophical commentary. With masterpieces such as "Politics and the English Language" and "Rudyard Kipling" and gems such as "Good Bad Books," here is an unrivaled education in, as George Packer puts it, "how to be interesting, line after line."

    • Literary Collections

Why I Write

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141980605
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 128
View: 2238
Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

    • Literary Collections

Orwell on Truth

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328508714
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 208
View: 3096
Over the course of his career, George Orwell wrote about many things, but no matter what he wrote the goal was to get at the fundamental truths of the world. He had no place for dissemblers, liars, conmen, or frauds, and he made his feelings well-known. In Orwell on Truth, excerpts from across Orwell’s career show how his writing and worldview developed over the decades, profoundly shaped by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and further by World War II and the rise of totalitarian states. In a world that seems increasingly like one of Orwell’s dystopias, a willingness to speak truth to power is more important than ever. With Orwell on Truth, readers get a collection of both powerful quotes and the context for them.

    • Fiction

Orwell and politics

Animal farm in the context of essays, reviews and letters selected from the complete works of George Orwell
Author: George Orwell,Peter Hobley Davison
Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics
ISBN: 9780141185187
Category: Fiction
Page: 537
View: 8539
This title brings George Orwell's classic satire Animal Farm together with the author's other works exploring the nature of politics and the Second World War. His topics include: corrupt political language, the oppressive British Empire, and a wry review of Mein Kampf .

    • Literary Collections

Facing Unpleasant Facts

Narrative Essays
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547417764
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 336
View: 2178
Essays by the author of 1984 on topics from “remembrances of working in a bookshop [to] recollections of fighting in the Spanish Civil War” (Publishers Weekly). George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected—and illuminated—the fraught times in which he lived. “As soon as he began to write something,” comments George Packer in his foreword, “it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge—in short, to think—as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent.” Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell’s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as “Shooting an Elephant” with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell’s boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex. “Best known for his late-career classics Animal Farm and 1984, George Orwell—who used his given name, Eric Blair, in the earliest pieces of this collection aimed at the aficionado as well as the general reader—was above all a polemicist of the first rank. Organized chronologically, from 1931 through the late 1940s, these in-your-face writings showcase the power of this literary form.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

    • History

Language and Politics

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: AK Press
ISBN: 9781902593821
Category: History
Page: 802
View: 1742
An indispensable guide through the work of the world's most influential living intellectual.

    • Literary Criticism

A Collection of Essays

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547416519
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 324
View: 7755
In this bestselling compilation of essays, written in the clear-eyed, uncompromising language for which he is famous, Orwell discusses with vigor such diverse subjects as his boyhood schooling, the Spanish Civil War, Henry Miller, British imperialism, and the profession of writing.

    • Political Science

Notes on Nationalism

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024133957X
Category: Political Science
Page: 64
View: 8544
'The general uncertainty as to what is really happening makes it easier to cling to lunatic beliefs' Biting and timeless reflections on patriotism, prejudice and power, from the man who wrote about his nation better than anyone. Penguin Modern: fifty new books celebrating the pioneering spirit of the iconic Penguin Modern Classics series, with each one offering a concentrated hit of its contemporary, international flavour. Here are authors ranging from Kathy Acker to James Baldwin, Truman Capote to Stanislaw Lem and George Orwell to Shirley Jackson; essays radical and inspiring; poems moving and disturbing; stories surreal and fabulous; taking us from the deep South to modern Japan, New York's underground scene to the farthest reaches of outer space.

    • Essays


Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141395463
Category: Essays
Page: 466
View: 2084
These essays, reviews and articles illuminate the life and work of one of the most individual writers of this century - a man who created a unique literary manner from the process of thinking aloud and who elevated political writing to an art

England Your England

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780241315668
Page: 64
View: 5135
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Seeing Things as They Are

Selected Journalism and Other Writings
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780141984230
Page: 496
View: 2688

    • Philosophy

The Portable Hannah Arendt

Author: Hannah Arendt,Peter R. Baehr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780142437568
Category: Philosophy
Page: 575
View: 5182
Presents an anthology of the works of Hannah Arendt, providing selections from her major works, including "The Origins of Totalitarianism" and "The Human Condition" along with sections of her shorter writings and letters.

    • Homelessness

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1105495957
Category: Homelessness
Page: 169
View: 449
Reprint. Originally published: New York: Harper & Brothers, 1933.

    • Social Science

The Wisdom Of Crowds

Author: N.A
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0385721706
Category: Social Science
Page: 306
View: 1429
Looks at the theory that large groups have more collective intelligence than a smaller number of experts, drawing on a wide range of disciplines to offer insight into such topics as politics, business, and the environment.

    • English essays

Some Thoughts on the Common Toad

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780141191270
Category: English essays
Page: 115
View: 1475
In this collection of eight witty and sharply written essays, Orwell looks at, among others, the joys of spring (even in London), the picture of humanity painted by Gulliver and his travels, and the strange benefit of the doubt that the public permit Salvador Dali. Also included here are a mouth-watering essay on the delights of English Cooking and a shocking account of killing an elephant in Burma. GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    • Fiction

Shooting an Elephant

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141912286
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
View: 9756
'Shooting an Elephant' is Orwell's searing and painfully honest account of his experience as a police officer in imperial Burma; killing an escaped elephant in front of a crowd 'solely to avoid looking a fool'. The other masterly essays in this collection include classics such as 'My Country Right or Left', 'How the Poor Die' and 'Such, Such were the Joys', his memoir of the horrors of public school, as well as discussions of Shakespeare, sleeping rough, boys' weeklies and a spirited defence of English cooking. Opinionated, uncompromising, provocative and hugely entertaining, all show Orwell's unique ability to get to the heart of any subject.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Road to Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1518348718
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 285
View: 7486
Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations. All our books contain a linked table of contents. George Orwell was one of the most famous authors of the 20th century. Orwell’s classics such as Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm are still widely read throughout the world. Orwell’s works regarding social injustice and totalitarianism remain influential.

    • Fiction

Orwell in Spain

the full text of Homage to Catalonia, with associated articles, reviews and letters from The complete works of George Orwell
Author: George Orwell
Publisher: ePenguin
ISBN: 9780141185163
Category: Fiction
Page: 393
View: 6494
Including Homage to Catalonia, Orwell's profound experience of fighting in the Spanish Civil War, this title also contains Orwell's essays, letters and pamphlets, which show his resolution to tell the truth about the war amid a crop of lies from both the Communist Party and the British Press.