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George Orwell

3.95 of 5 Votes: 1
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Books by George Orwell
Politics and the English Language (2000)
4.34 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Orwell's writing is so clear. He really gets to me.This essay is basically saying (about writing): We should be concrete, keep in mind the meaning of what we're trying to say and find a vivid way of saying it, otherwise we're in our way to becoming mindless drones repeating the s...
1984 (1949)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: في حاجة لان اقراها من جديد ...
review 2: Try to stick it to the man until you get threatened with rats eating your face off.
Politics and the English Language and Other Essays (Hardback) (1946)
4.34 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Very funny, very good, very fitting. Written in 1946 but it's at least as valid now as back then. At University, I'm using the "some might argue that..." and "it is not unthinkable..." all the bloody time and though it's annoying, it's unavoidable. It's everywhere. It's genre. It...
Facing Unpleasant Facts: Narrative Essays (1999)
4.35 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: The opening essays to this collection are among the best writing I've ever come across- to the point that I wondered what happened to the early Orwell. After the war time journal entries the collection lost my attention- a lot of political pieces. Orwell had an interesting politi...
All Art is Propaganda: Critical Essays (2008)
4.22 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: “I often have the feeling that even at the best of times literary criticism is fraudulent, since in the absence of any accepted standards whatever -- any external reference which can give meaning to the statement that such and such a book is "good" or "bad" -- every literary judg...
Úpadek anglické vraždy (2000)
3.6 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Continuing in the Greatest ideas, The Decline of the English Murder.I have to admit i picked it up mainly for its title (and because I love Orwell). I did enjoy it but a bit less than Books vs Cigarettes. The essays that I liked most was "Hop-Picking Diary" and "Good Bad Books". ...
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