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Orwell in letters

June 4th, 2010  |  by  |  published in biografie, English texts | Comments Off on Orwell in letters

I have been reading a selection of Orwell’s letters. This is like reading a short version of his biography and indeed, it might be a good idea to read both the letters and a good biography at the same time. And one should add his diaries as they are now being published day by day […]

George Orwell, Coming Up for Air

May 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on George Orwell, Coming Up for Air

George Orwell, Coming Up for Air

Coming Up for Air George Orwell taal: Engels gepubliceerd door: Penguin gedrukt: 2000 bindwijze: paperback isbn: 978-0-141-18569-9 pagina’s: 247 verworven via: Amazon → George Orwell

George Orwell, Burmese Days

May 19th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on George Orwell, Burmese Days

George Orwell, Burmese Days

Burmese Days George Orwell taal: Engels gepubliceerd door: Penguin gedrukt: 2009 bindwijze: paperback isbn: 978-0-141-18537-8 pagina’s: 300 verworven via: Amazon → George Orwell

George Orwell, A Life in Letters

April 21st, 2010  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on George Orwell, A Life in Letters

A Life in Letters George Orwell selected and annoted by Peter Davison taal: Engels gepubliceerd door: Harvill Secker eerste editie: 2010 bindwijze: gebonden isbn: 978-1-846-55355-4 pagina’s: 542 verworven via: Foyles, London → George Orwell

Orwell lovers of all countries, unite!

August 11th, 2008  |  by  |  published in English texts | Comments Off on Orwell lovers of all countries, unite!

At its best, the internet gives us wonderful things. We already have all Darwin’s notebooks online, and now this. Perhaps everyone is already in the know, but I believe the word has to be spread. Praise The Orwell Prize! From 9th August 2008 on, they will publish as a blog Orwell’s diary annotations exactly 70 […]

Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters

January 1st, 2008  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters

Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters

“I sometimes feel as if George Orwell requires extricating from under a pile of saccharine tablets and moist hankies,” writes Christopher Hitchens in Why Orwell Matters, a brilliant exhumation of a misunderstood hero. How does one get at a figure like Orwell, whose very name has entered the modern lexicon, his legacy permeating popular consciousness as a symbol of both radical conscience and moral authority?
Trenchant and critical, this biographical essay assesses the life and myth of the twentieth century’s foremost political writer. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the façade of Orwell’s sainthood and rebuts his critics point by point. Whether thinking about empires or dictators, race or class, nationalism or pop culture, Orwell’s outlook remains indispensable even in a vastly changed world. Christopher Hitchens, one of the most incisive minds of our time, meets Orwell on the page in this provocative encounter of wit, contention and historical truth.

Simon Leys, Orwell ou l’horreur de la politique

August 21st, 2007  |  by  |  published in biografie, Engelse literatuur | 1 Comment »

Simon Leys, Orwell ou l’horreur de la politique

fiche: Simon Leys, Orwell ou l’horreur de la politique Ik kocht dit boekje in de heerlijke boekhandel Passa Porta te Brussel. Orwell blijft me fascineren en dit leek me interessant. Terecht. Simon Leys is zelf al een interessante persoon. In 1935 geboren te Brussel als Pierre Ryckmans werd hij later een gekend sinoloog. Hij schrijft […]

George Orwell, Essays

January 1st, 2007  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on George Orwell, Essays

George Orwell, Essays

Essays George Orwell editor en inleiding: John Carey taal: Engelsgepubliceerd door: Everyman’s Libraryeerste editie: gedrukt: 2002verworven: 2007bindwijze: gebondenisbn: 1857152425verworven via: Amazon

Simon Leys, Orwell

January 1st, 2007  |  by  |  published in Boeken Janantoon | Comments Off on Simon Leys, Orwell

Simon Leys, Orwell

Orwellou l’horreur de la politique Simon Leys taal: Fransgepubliceerd door: Ploneerste editie: gedrukt: 2006verworven: 2007bindwijze: paperbackisbn: 9782259202466verworven via: Passa Porta Klik verder naar mijn leeservaring van dit boek.



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