Orwell : life and art

by Meyers, Jeffrey.

Format: Print Book 2010
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR6029.R8 Z73555 2010
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR6029.R8 Z73555 2010
This remarkable volume collects, for the first time, essays representing more than four decades of scholarship by one of the world's leading authorities on George Orwell. In clear, energetic prose that exemplifies his indefatigable attention to Orwell's life work, Jeffrey Meyers analyzes the works and reception of one of the most widely read and admired twentieth-century authors. Orwell: Life and Art covers the novelist's painful childhood and presents accounts of his autobiographical writings from the beginning of his career through the Spanish Civil War. Meyers continues with analyses of Orwell's major works, including Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, as well as his style, distinctive satiric humor, and approach to the art of writing. Meyers ends with a scrupulous examination of six biographies of Orwell, including his own, that embodies a consummate grasp and mastery of both the art of biography and Orwell's life and legacy. Writing with an authority born of decades of focused scholarship, visits to Orwell's homes and workplaces, and interviews with his survivors, Meyers sculpts a dynamic view of Orwell's enduring influence on literature, art, culture, and politics.
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Subjects Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography.
Journalists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Publisher Urbana :University of Illinois Press,2010
Language English
Description xi, 256 pages : map ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-249) and index.
ISBN 9780252035616 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0252035615 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780252077463 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0252077466 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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