George Orwell: My country right or left, 1940-1943

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David R. Godine Publisher, Jan 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 477 pages
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George Orwell is a major figure in twentieth-century literature. The author of Down and Out in Paris and London, Nineteen Eighty-four, and Animal Farm, he published ten books and two collections of essays during his lifetime - but in terms of actual words, produced much more than seems possible for someone who died at the age of forty-six and was often struggling against poverty and ill health. His essays, letters, and journalism are among the most memorable, lucid, and intelligent ever written, the work of a master craftsman and a brilliant mind. Taken as a whole they form an essential collection, and read in toto and sequentially, they provide a remarkably literary self-portrait of an engaged, and consistently engaging, writer.
  

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Review: My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 2)

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The following is my list of chosen articles (in order of importance) 1. No, Not One 2. The Lion and the Unicorn 3. New Words 4. Looking Back on the Spanish War 5. The Frontiers of Art and Propaganda 6 ... Read full review

Review: My Country Right or Left: 1940-1943 (The Collected Essays, Journalism & Letters, Vol. 2)

User Review  - Sidharth Vardhan - Goodreads

The following is my list of chosen articles (in order of importance) 1. No, Not One 2. The Lion and the Unicorn 3. New Words 4. Looking Back on the Spanish War 5. The Frontiers of Art and Propaganda 6 ... Read full review

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About the author (2000)

George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair in 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton for four years. Orwell was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left the position after five years and then moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books, Burmese Days and Down and Out In Paris. Orwell then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, Orwell served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. He started writing for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. Soon after he published the world-famous book, Animal Farm, which became a huge success for Orwell. It was then towards the end of his life when Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell died on January 23, 1950 in London.

Ian Angus is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University.

Lenore Langsdorf is an associate professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.