Orwell

the new life
DJ Taylor
Book - 2023

An award-winning Orwellian biographer and scholar, drawing on new sources available for the first time, shows how the way we look at a writer and his canon has changed over the course of the last two decades, presenting a fresh and relevant biography seen through a post-millennial prism.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Taylor, D. J. (David John), 1960- (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Pegasus Books, 2023.
Edition:First Pegasus books cloth edition.
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505 0 |a Orwell in Time -- Part I: A Question of Upbringing 1903-1927 -- 1. Then and Now -- 2. Family Matters -- 3. The Secret State -- Orwell's Face -- 4. The Wat'ry Glade -- 5. On the Burma Trail -- Orwell's Voice -- Part II: The Learning Curve 1927-1933 -- 6. Going Native -- 7. French Lessons -- Orwell and the Rats -- 8. A Town by the Sea -- 9. Warm Girls in a Cool Climate -- Orwell's diaries -- 10. Marking Time -- Part III: An Age Like This 1934-1936 -- 11. Clergymen's Daughters -- Orwell and the Toads -- 12. Behind the Counter -- 13. The Only One I Know -- Orwell and the Working Classes -- 14. Another Country -- 15. Love in a Cottage -- Part IV: Catalonia and After 1936-1939 -- 16. Spanish Crucible -- 17. Street-fighting Man -- Orwell in Fiction -- 18. Spilling the Spanish Beans -- 19. Rushing Towards the Precipice -- Orwell's Enemies -- Part V: A Socialist at War 1939-1945 -- 20. The Melting Iceberg -- 21. Patriots and Revolutionaries -- Orwell and the Past -- 22. The Muse in Striped Trousers -- 23. Beginnings and Ends -- Orwell and the 'Nancy Boys' -- Interlude: Orwell and his World -- Part VI: The Last Man in Europe 1945-1950 -- 24. Among the Ruins -- 25. Out on a Limb -- Orwell and the Jews -- 26. Pain in Side Very Bad -- 27. Fairy Gold -- Epilogue: Survivors -- Acknowledgements - A Note on Sources -- Notes and Further Reading -- Index. 
520 |a An award-winning Orwellian biographer and scholar, drawing on new sources available for the first time, shows how the way we look at a writer and his canon has changed over the course of the last two decades, presenting a fresh and relevant biography seen through a post-millennial prism. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-569) and index. 
520 |a George Orwell was a prolific author, and his two masterpieces, Animal Farm, and Nineteen Eight-Four, are regularly invoked to explain the political complexities of a world he may be said to have foreseen. Taylor draws on new sources to show how the way we look at Orwell and his canon has changed over the course of the last two decades. The result is a comprehensive re-evaluation of Orwell's career, status, and relevance to the world of today-- as well as a fresh and relevant biography seen through a post-millennial prism. -- adapted from jacket 
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