- Paperback: 272 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books; New edition edition (6 Nov. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1843542609
- ISBN-13: 978-1843542605
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,301,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Orwell: The "Observer" Years Paperback – 6 Nov 2003
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"'Fifty years on, these ephemeral pieces still display a marvellous acuity and freshness and go some way to explaining why Orwell is such an influential English writer for the generations that followed.' Observer" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
George Orwell was the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair. He was born in Motihari, India on 25 June 1903 and died in London on 21 January, 1950 and achieved international prominence in the late 1940s as the author of two brilliant satires attacking totalitarianism 1984 and Animal Farm. The novels, essays, reportage and criticism he wrote during the 1930s and later established him as one of the most important and influential voices of the twentieth century. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Not frightened to have a go at Dickens and Wells - and Dostoevsky for that matter, although mostly complimentary to them. They were literary "superstars" but they get the critical treatment from Orwell all right and that brings them down to earth which is refreshing.
It's sometimes hard to remember that he is writing during the 40s as his style is very 2010 in my opinion. There's nothing stilted about it. It's free and easy and very personal - not super intellectual.
It would be fascinating to hear what he had to say about say modern day TV/media.