George Orwell: A Life in Letters

Author: George Orwell,Peter Davison

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871404621

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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This compilation of personal letters creates an autobiography of the well-known author of Nineteen Eighty-Four” through his correspondence with other literary luminaries including T.S. Elliot and Henry Miller, as well as letters to complete strangers. 10,000 first printing.

A Life in Letters

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141192635

Category: Novelists, English

Page: 542

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Edited with an Introduction by Peter Davison 'Arguably the most influential writer thrown up by the West in the twentieth century ... the real Orwell -- whoever he is -- continues to take shape' The Times With such varied correspondents as T. S. Eliot, Stephen Spender and Anthony Powell, for nearly forty years George Orwell wrote and received the letters that are now collected together in this unique edition. They reveal the political writer that Orwell became, as he describes Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War, as well as explaining the inspiration for some of his most famous characters. From casual mention of ghosts in Walberswick cemetery to gardening tips, and from discussions of pseudonyms and the publication of his major works to the death of his wife, these letters provide a fascinating glimpse into Orwell's life, and his relationships. This volume, together with the Diaries, stands in place of the autobiography Orwell never wrote. 'Enjoyable reading . . . I long to know what he would have to say about life today' Daily Mail

Hayek: A Collaborative Biography

Author: R. Leeson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137479256

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 301

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In this sixth volume contributors examine Hayek's neoliberal economics and politics in the 20th century, and the demise of the socialist system. Taking a closer look at Hayek's time in Australia, and his time spent travelling in the east.

Orwell's Roses

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1783785535

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Roses, pleasure and politics: a fresh take on Orwell as an avid gardener, whose political writing was grounded in his passion for the natural world. 'I loved this book... An exhilarating romp through Orwell's life and times' Margaret Atwood 'Expansive and thought-provoking' Independent Outside my work the thing I care most about is gardening - George Orwell Inspired by her encounter with the surviving roses that Orwell is said to have planted in his cottage in Hertfordshire, Rebecca Solnit explores how his involvement with plants, particularly flowers, illuminates his other commitments as a writer and antifascist, and the intertwined politics of nature and power. Following his journey from the coal mines of England to taking up arms in the Spanish Civil War; from his prescient critique of Stalin to his analysis of the relationship between lies and authoritarianism, Solnit finds a more hopeful Orwell, whose love of nature pulses through his work and actions. And in her dialogue with the author, she makes fascinating forays into colonial legacies in the flower garden, discovers photographer Tina Modotti's roses, reveals Stalin's obsession with growing lemons in impossibly cold conditions, and exposes the brutal rose industry in Colombia. A fresh reading of a towering figure of the 20th century which finds solace and solutions for the political and environmental challenges we face today, Orwell's Roses is a remarkable reflection on pleasure, beauty, and joy as acts of resistance. 'Luminous...It is efflorescent, a study that seeds and blooms, propagates thoughts, and tends to historical associations' New Statesman 'A genuinely extraordinary mind, whose curiosity, intelligence and willingness to learn seem unbounded' Irish Times

The War of the Worlds

Author: Peter J. Beck

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474229891

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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First published in 1897, H.G. Wells's alien invasion narrative The War of the Worlds was a landmark work of science fiction and one that continues to be adapted and referenced in the 21st century. Chronicling the novel's contexts, its origins and its many multi-media adaptations, this book is a complete biography of the life – and the afterlives – of The War of the Worlds. Exploring the original text's compelling sense of place and vivid recreation of Wells's Woking home and the concerns of fin-de-siécle Britain, the book goes on to chart the novel's immediate international impact. Starting with the initial serialisations in US newspapers, Peter Beck goes on to examine Orson Welles's legendary 1938 radio adaptation, TV and film adaptations from George Pal to Steven Spielberg, Jeff Wayne's rock opera and the numerous other works that have taken their inspiration from Wells's original. Drawing on new archival research, this is a comprehensive account of the continuing impact of The War of the Worlds.

Down and Out in Paris and London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198835213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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This new edition of Orwell's 1933 text comes with an authoratative introduction, explanatory notes, and a select bibliography to help first-time readers situate the novel in it's contexts and offer a fresh new re-evaluation of the work to returning readers.

George Orwell and Religion

Author: Michael G. Brennan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472533089

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In his attitude toward religion, George Orwell has been characterised in various terms: as an agnostic, humanist, secular saint or even Christian atheist. Drawing on the full range of his public and private writings - from major works such as Keep the Aspidistra Flying, 1984 and Down and Out in Paris and London to his shorter journalism and private letters and journals - George Orwell and Religion is a major reassessment of Orwell's life-long engagement with religion. Exploring Orwell's life and work, Michael Brennan illuminates for the first time how this profound engagement with religion informed the intensely humanitarian spirit of his writings.

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198829191

Category: Satire

Page: 304

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Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) was George Orwell's final novel and was completed in difficult conditions shortly before his early death. It is one of the most influential and widely-read novels of the post-war period.

Quotes from my Blog. Letters

Author: Tatyana Miller

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5043396512

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This book is a collection of quotes from letters that was selected from the books I personally read, and republished on my blog from July 2017 to March 2021.

Spitting Blood

Author: Helen Bynum

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198727518

Category: Medical

Page: 320

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Tuberculosis is characterized as a social disease and few have been more inextricably linked with human history. There is evidence from the archaeological record thatMycobacterium tuberculosis and its human hosts have been together for a very long time. The very mention of tuberculosis brings to mind romantic images of great literary figures pouring out their souls in creative works as their bodies were being decimated by consumption. It is a disease that at various times has had a certain glamour associated with it. From the medieval period to the modern day, Helen Bynum explores the history and development of tuberculosis throughout the world, touching on the various discoveries that have emerged about the disease over time, and focussing on the experimental approaches of Jean-Antoine Villemin (1827-92) and Robert Koch (1842-1910). Bynum also examines the place tuberculosis holds in the popular imagination and its role in various forms of the dramatic arts. The story of tuberculosis since the 1950s is complex, and Bynum describes the picture emerging from the World Health Organization of the difficulties that attended the management of the disease in the developing world. In the meantime, tuberculosis has emerged again in the West, both among the urban underclass and in association with a new infection - HIV. The disease has returned with a vengeance - in drug-resistant form. The story of tuberculosis is far from over.