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The Road to Wigan Pier (English Edition) eBook Kindle
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George Orwell (1903-1950), the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair, was an English novelist, essayist, and critic. He was born in India and educated at Eton. After service with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma, he returned to Europe to earn his living by writing and became notable for his simplicity of style and his journalistic or documentary approach to fiction.--Este texto se refere à uma edição alternativa kindle_edition
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- Número de páginas : 177 páginas
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The second half is an interesting, often funny account of why people are turned off the socialist cause. I had many a moment where I laughed out loud, particularly at these kind of quotes:
"It would help enormously, for instance, if the smell of crankishness which still clings to the Socialist movement could be dispelled. If only the sandals and the pistachio-coloured shirts could be put in a pile and burnt, and every vegetarian, teetotaller, and creeping Jesus sent home to Welwyn Garden City to do his yoga exercises quietly! But that, I am afraid, is not going to happen."
"The truth is that, to many people calling themselves Socialists, revolution does not mean a movement of the masses with which they hope to associate themselves; it means a set of reforms which 'we', the clever ones, are going to impose upon 'them', the Lower Orders."
Whether you agree or not, you have to admit at times Orwell had a point and that point persists today.
As I indicated, the structure of the book feels a bit clunky though. My advice is not to read the forward before reading the book but to read it afterwards. It gives away a lot of the structure and how it was received which I preferred to think about after the event. The reason for the lack of an editing eye was Orwell had left for the Spanish Civil War just before publication.
One thing I would say is you don't have to be hard left to read Orwell, in fact he's as critical of the hard left as he is of capitalism. Also Orwell is really easy to read and you feel like you've read something of note every time you read one of his books.
Avaliado no Reino Unido em 17 de julho de 2020
By modern standards the structure is probably rather shambolic, and it is stronger on personal experience than evidence, but as a writer, Orwell has the ability to just vanish and let the lives of those he is describing come fully alive before you.
The second half was not originally published, and it is easy to see why. It is part debate, part rant, about his desire for the rise of socialism. He takes swipes at all and sundry, from nouveau Catholics, to sandal wearing lefties and Quakers in their garden cities. He debates the attractiveness of the English physique and whether the working class smell. Despite this, he comes across as sincere, well intentioned, and uncannily astute on a great many things.
After this, Orwell headed off to fight in the Spanish civil war, and he is surely one of the most impressive Britons of the twentieth century.
Overall, very highly recommended.
Orwell is brutally honest and admits his prejudice towards the working class, then immerses himself in his search to find out how class divides us!
His bewilderment at Socialist "food cranks" and "sandal wearers" is often amusing from our modern perspective.
All the same this is essential reading, still thought provoking, and throws up questions and problems which we still haven't fully solved.