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A Collection of Essays (Harvest Book) - Community Reviews back

by George Orwell
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Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 6 years ago
I never imagined that his essays are better than his novels. But they are. It.s refreshing to see someone who.s not making a god out of Kipling because he has a Nobel.
Diocletian rated it 8 years ago
Such, Such were the Joys...This essay is about Orwell's school years and also somewhat of a criticism of the educational system of the time. A section that I found particularly amusing was on how the English treated the Scottish Highlanders: "The pretended belief in Scottish superiority (At Orwell's...
Anya's Books
Anya's Books rated it 10 years ago
Such,Such Were the Joys...: I can't say that I liked this essay. It was hard to "witness" the brutality with which schooling was handled at the beginning of the last century. Harder still to experience it from such an intimate point of view. These were his caneings, his starvation, his humiliations,...
A little tea, a little chat
A little tea, a little chat rated it 12 years ago
Having discussions lately about the topic that keeps academics in business, I guess: what is literature as opposed to other forms of fiction, I'd like to give access to this Orwell essay as a meaningful point of departure. I feel like I keep talking and arguing without any lines/definitions/meanings...
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