Orwell : wintry conscience of a generation
|Format:||Print Book 2000|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies|
This, the first biography to draw on a close study of the new Complete Works, sheds a new light on this extraordinary literary figure through interviews with family and friends, and research into material in the Orwell archive. It also includes unpublished photographs. A child of the waning British empire, Orwell came to reject the class system and through his writing forged a new social consciousness that continues to engage modern intellectual thought. Meyers reveals the human failings of this creative visionary and offers a dark - but nuanced - portrait of the legendary figure.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- England -- History -- 20th century.
|Publisher|| New York :W.W. Norton & Co.,2000
xvi, 380 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages -369) and index.