Matar A un Elefante y Otros Escritos

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Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, Feb 1, 2009 - Fiction - 389 pages
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"Mis sentimientos son sin duda de 'izquierdas', pero creo que un escritor slo ser honesto si se mantiene al margen de las etiquetas partidistas." Este prrafo pertenece a una breve nota autobiogrfica de uno de los escritores ms conscientes del valor documental de la palabra escrita y de los valores estticos que se desprenden de su escrupuloso respeto. Novelista, ensayista brillante y maestro de periodistas, George Orwell verti en sus columnas semanales para Tribune, publicadas bajo el epgrafe A mi antojo, toda la libertad e irona que sus lectores conocen. La seleccin que aqu se incluye - junto con sus diarios de guerra, sus ensayos sobre el colonialismo o corrupcin del lenguaje y el clsico Recuerdos de Guerra Civil espaola, entre otros- le sugiere a Arcadi Espada, autor del prlogo, la siguiente reflexin: "Creo que sus lecciones, algunas realmente visionarias, nos ayudarn durante mucho tiempo [...] Porque es en esa literatura donde se puede apreciar uno de los rasgos del clsico, La voz. La voz de Orwell se oye. ntimo siempre, hasta en la arenga."

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George Orwell was born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903 in Motihari in Bengal, India and later studied at Eton College for four years. He was an assistant superintendent with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma. He left that position after five years and moved to Paris, where he wrote his first two books: Burmese Days and Down and Out in Paris and London. He then moved to Spain to write but decided to join the United Workers Marxist Party Militia. After being decidedly opposed to communism, he served in the British Home Guard and with the Indian Service of the BBC during World War II. After the war, he wrote for the Observer and was literary editor for the Tribune. His best known works are Animal Farm and 1984. His other works include A Clergyman's Daughter, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, The Road to Wigan Pier, Homage to Catalonia, and Coming Up for Air. He died on January 21, 1950 at the age of 46.

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