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George Orwell: English Rebel

George Orwell English Rebel An intellectual who did not like intellectuals a socialist who did not trust the state a liberal who was against free markets a Protestant who believed in religion but not in God a fierce opponent

  • Title: George Orwell: English Rebel
  • Author: Robert Colls
  • ISBN: 9780199680801
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An intellectual who did not like intellectuals, a socialist who did not trust the state, a liberal who was against free markets, a Protestant who believed in religion but not in God, a fierce opponent of nationalism who defined Englishness for a generation.Aside from being one of the greatest political essayists in the English language and author of two of the most famousAn intellectual who did not like intellectuals, a socialist who did not trust the state, a liberal who was against free markets, a Protestant who believed in religion but not in God, a fierce opponent of nationalism who defined Englishness for a generation.Aside from being one of the greatest political essayists in the English language and author of two of the most famous books in twentieth century literature, George Orwell was a man of profound contradictions George Orwell English Rebel takes us through the many twists and turns of Orwell s life and thought, from precocious, public school satirist at Eton and imperial policeman in Burma, through his early years as a rather dour documentary writer, and his formative experiences as a volunteer soldier in the Spanish Civil War.Robert Colls traces, in particular, Orwell s complex relationship with his country, from the alienated intellectual of the mid 1930s through a gradual reconciliation, to the exhilarating peaks of his wartime writing He explores the mistakes and contradictions, the lucky escapes and near misses, and what they tell us about Orwell as man and author.

    George Orwell Complete works, Biography, Quotes, Essays Welcome to george orwell, a site dedicated to George Orwell.This site contains the complete works of George Orwell, as well as a biography, pictures and famous quotes. George Orwell Eric Arthur Blair June January , better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, whose work is marked by lucid prose, awareness of social injustice, opposition to totalitarianism, and outspoken support of democratic socialism. Orwell George Orwell Politics and the English Language Politics and the English Language, the essay of George Orwell First published April by in Horizon, GB, London George Orwell , Books Quotes Biography Essays by George Orwell Politics and the English Language Published in April in the British literary magazine Horizon, this essay is considered one of George Orwell s most important George Orwell Biography A Biography of George Orwell The complete works of george orwell, searchable format Also contains a biography and quotes by George Orwell George Orwell bibliography The bibliography of George Orwell includes journalism, essays, novels and non fiction books written by the British writer Eric Blair , either under his own name or, usually, under his pen name George Orwell.Orwell was a prolific writer on topics related to contemporary English society and literary criticism, whom the British newsweekly The Economist in declared perhaps Political Writings of George Orwell A Few Words from the Editor of this Website I created this website in hopes of re introducing Orwell to a wider readership, who may only know him through his most famous novel Nineteen Eighty Four.Seeing how frequently Orwell is quoted out of context in political discussions on the Internet often to support spurious arguments and political causes which he might have condemned in his own A Collection of Essays George Orwell A Collection of Essays George Orwell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers George Orwell s collected nonfiction, written in the clear eyed and uncompromising style that earned him a critical following One of the most thought provoking and vivid essayists of the twentieth century George Orwell Biography, Books, Facts Britannica George Orwell, pseudonym of Eric Arthur Blair, born June , , Motihari, Bengal, India died January , , London, England , English novelist, essayist, and critic famous for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty four , the latter a profound anti utopian novel that examines the dangers of totalitarian rule. Born Eric Arthur Blair, Orwell never entirely abandoned George Orwell What is Fascism What is Fascism , the column As I Please of George Orwell First published by in Tribune, GB, London

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    1. In George Orwell: English Rebel, a book that is part biography, part literary criticism, Robert Colls evaluates his subject through the lens of Orwell’s “Englishness.” It is a fresh approach for discussing a man who has had many books written about him, but not much addressing his relationship with his country and national identity. Orwell lived in turbulent times. He is of course best known for writing Animal Farm and 1984, books that attack totalitarianism. What is less well known is tha [...]

    2. Can't seem to decide if it is a biography or a study and suceeds as neither. Not well organized, though does make good case for Orwell's essential Englishness.

    3. It took me a long time to finish this book which read more as a thesis than a biography for the general public! I was frequently irritated by the author's determined development of his thesis but, nevertheless, I learned much about Eric Blair in all his light and shade, in all his contradictions. But pity the poor writer who is pilloried for changing/evolving opinions because they have been committed to paper! Not many of us would stand the contradictions test over our lifetimes if our opinions [...]

    4. Some interesting material but I found Colls' approach to be a bit obscure and a bit irritating. It's an intellectual biography rather than an account of Orwell's life, but it mystifyingly passes over elements of his life and then mentions them in passing. Some sections feel more like summaries of the books and essays than any sort of analysis of them.

    5. A good book, but unevenly distributed.As a literary critique it reads excellently, it gives clear consideration to Orwell's ideas, and excellent accounts of the contradictions inherent in Orwell's writing, and does its best to explain where and why these exist.It is however frustrating as a biography. Large sections of Orwell's life are only briefly mentioned, sometimes skimming whole years very quickly, in favour of local literature trends, or comparisons to other authors of the time. It also o [...]

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