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Finding George Orwell in Burma - Emma Larkin
Finding George Orwell in Burma
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In this intrepid and brilliant memoir, Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent travelling through Burma, using as a compass the life and work of George Orwell, whom many of Burma's underground teahouse intellectuals call simply "the prophet". In stirring, insightful prose, she provides a powerful... show more
In this intrepid and brilliant memoir, Emma Larkin tells of the year she spent travelling through Burma, using as a compass the life and work of George Orwell, whom many of Burma's underground teahouse intellectuals call simply "the prophet". In stirring, insightful prose, she provides a powerful reckoning with one of the world's least free countries. Finding George Orwell in Burma is a brave and revelatory reconnaissance of modern Burma, one of the world's grimmest and most shuttered dictatorships, where the term "Orwellian" aptly describes the life endured by the country's people. This book has come to be regarded as a classic of reportage and travel and a crucial book for anyone interested in Burma and George Orwell.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781847084552
Publisher: Granta Books
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
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Petra dug this and it's all kinds of interesting. I'd have to add that other book about Burma to my reading list, but so what?
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Osho rated it
Larkin describes how his time in Burma influenced Orwell and contributed to his novels, most obviously Burmese Days but also Animal Farm and 1984. However, this is not her point. Rather, she reverses the equation to use Orwell's life and writings as an organizing principle for describing Burma/Myanm...
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