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Book Burmese Days

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2022-09-28
  • ISBN : 1667640550
  • Pages : 367 pages

Download or read book Burmese Days written by George Orwell and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2022-09-28 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burmese Days is George Orwell's first novel, originally published in 1934. Set in British Burma during the waning days of the British empire, when Burma was ruled from Delhi as part of British India, the novel serves as a portrait of the dark side of the British Raj. At the center of the novel is John Flory, trapped within a bigger system that is undermining the better side of human nature. The novel deals with indigenous corruption and imperial bigotry in a society where natives peoples were viewed as interesting, but ultimately inferior. Includes a bibliography and brief bio of the author.

Book Diaries

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-08-20
  • ISBN : 0871403293
  • Pages : 690 pages

Download or read book Diaries written by George Orwell and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2012-08-20 with total page 690 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major literary event—the long-awaited publication of George Orwell's diaries, chronicling the events that inspired his greatest works. This groundbreaking volume, never before published in the United States, at last introduces the interior life of George Orwell, the writer who defined twentieth-century political thought. Written as individual books throughout his career, the eleven surviving diaries collected here record Orwell’s youthful travels among miners and itinerant laborers, the fearsome rise of totalitarianism, the horrific drama of World War II, and the feverish composition of his great masterpieces Animal Farm and 1984 (which have now sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author). Personal entries cover the tragic death of his first wife and Orwell’s own decline as he battled tuberculosis. Exhibiting great brilliance of prose and composition, these treasured dispatches, edited by the world’s leading Orwell scholar, exhibit “the seeds of famous passages to come” (New Statesman) and amount to a volume as penetrating as the autobiography he would never write.

Book Men at Arms

    Book Details:
  • Author : Evelyn Waugh
  • Publisher : Alien Ebooks
  • Release : 2023-06-01
  • ISBN : 1667623737
  • Pages : 364 pages

Download or read book Men at Arms written by Evelyn Waugh and published by Alien Ebooks. This book was released on 2023-06-01 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Volume 1 of Waugh's Sword of Honour trilogy. The other two volumes are Officers and Gentlemen and The End of the Battle (UK title Unconditional Surrender). The novel is semi-autobiographical and reflects Waugh's experiences during the Second World War, while giving a satirical view of military bureaucracy. There is a strong religious element.

Book Finding George Orwell in Burma

Download or read book Finding George Orwell in Burma written by Emma Larkin and published by Portobello Books Limited. This book was released on 2011 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A brilliant political travelogue that uses Burma to explain Orwell and Orwell to explain what life is really like under the authoritarian rule of the Burmese generals.

Book The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell

Download or read book The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell written by Loraine Saunders and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-24 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In a timely and radically new reappraisal of George Orwell's fiction, Loraine Saunders reads Orwell's novels as tales of successful emancipation rather than as chronicles of failure. Contending that Orwell's novels have been undervalued as works of art, she offers extensive textual analysis to reveal an author who is in far more control of his prose than has been appreciated. Persuasively demonstrating that Orwell's novels of the 1930s such as A Clergyman's Daughter and Keep the Aspidistra Flying are no less important as literature than Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, Saunders argues they have been victims of a critical tradition whose practitioners have misunderstood Orwell's narrative style, failed to appreciate Orwell's political stance, and were predisposed to find little merit in Orwell's novels. Saunders devotes significant attention to George Gissing's influence on Orwell, particularly with regard to his representations of women. She also examines Orwell's socialism in the context of the political climate of the 1930s, finding that Orwell, in his successful negotiation of the fine balance between art and propaganda, had much more in common with Charlie Chaplin than with writers like Stephen Spender or W. H. Auden. As a result of Saunders's detailed and accessible analysis, which illuminates how Orwell harmonized allegory with documentary, polyphonic voice with monophonic, and elegy with comedy, Orwell's contributions to the genre of political fiction are finally recognized.

Book Secret Histories

    Book Details:
  • Author : Emma Larkin
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : 9780719556951
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read book Secret Histories written by Emma Larkin and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burma, where George Orwell worked as an officer in the Imperial police force, is currently ruled by one of the oldest and most brutal military dictatorships in the world. Emma Larkin presents a side to the country that the regime does not want revealed: a hidden world that can be found only in whispered conversations, covered books and the potent rumours wafting like vapours through the country's teashops. Starting in the former royal city of Mandalay, she travelled through the moody delta regions on the edge of the Bay of Bengal, to the mildewed splendour of the old port town Moulmein, and ending her journey in the mountains of the far north, in the forgotten town Orwell used as the setting for Burmese Days. Visiting the places where Orwell lived and meeting the people who live there today, Emma Larkin gives a vivid and moving portrait of a people for whom reading is resistance.

Book Twilight over Burma

Download or read book Twilight over Burma written by Inge Sargent and published by University of Hawaii Press. This book was released on 1994-08-01 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just married and returning to live in her new husband's native land, a young Austrian woman arrived with her Burmese husband by passenger ship in Rangoon in 1953. They were met at dockside by hundreds of well-wishers displaying colorful banners, playing music on homemade instruments, and carrying giant bouquets of flowers. She was puzzled by this unusual welcome until her embarrassed husband explained that he was something more than a recently graduated mining engineer - he was the Prince of Hsipaw, the ruler of an autonomous state in Burma's Shan mountains. And these people were his subjects! She immersed herself in the Shan lifestyle, eagerly learning the language, the culture, and the history of the Shan hill people. The Princess of Hsipaw fell in love with this remote, exotic land and its warm and friendly people. She worked at her husband's side to bring change and modernization to their primitive country. Her efforts to improve the education and health care of the country, and her husband's commitment to improve the economic well-being of the people made them one of the most popular ruling couples in Southeast Asia. Then the violent military coup of 1962 shattered the idyllic existence of the previous ten years. Her life irrevocably changed. Inge Sargent tells a story of a life most of us can only dream about. She vividly describes the social, religious, and political events she experienced. She details the day-to-day living as a "reluctant ruler" and her role as her husband's equal - a role that perplexed the males in Hsipaw and created awe in the females. And then she describes the military events that threatened her life and that of her children. Twilight over Burma is a story of a great happiness destroyed by evil, of one woman's determination and bravery against a ruthless military regime, and of the truth behind the overthrow of one of Burma's most popular local leaders.

Book Burma Chronicles

Download or read book Burma Chronicles written by Guy Delisle and published by Drawn & Quarterly. This book was released on 2021-06-10 with total page 100 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "From the author of Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue from China, is Burma Chronicles, an informative look at a country that uses concealment and isolation as social control. It is drawn with Guy Delisle's minimal line while interspersed with wordless vignettes and moments of his distinctive slapstick humor. Burma Chronicles has been translated from the French by Helge Dascher. Dascher has been translating graphic novels from French and German to English for over twenty years. A contributor to Drawn & Quarterly since the early days, her translations include acclaimed titles such as the Aya series by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie, Hostage by Guy Delisle, and Beautiful Darkness by Fabien Vehlmann and Kerascoët. With a background in art history and history, she also translates books and exhibitions for museums in North America and Europe. She lives in Montreal."

Book Have Fun in Burma

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rosalie Metro
  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Release : 2018-03-27
  • ISBN : 1609092368
  • Pages : 283 pages

Download or read book Have Fun in Burma written by Rosalie Metro and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-27 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adela Frost wants to do something with her life. When a chance encounter and a haunting dream steer her toward distant Burma, she decides to spend the summer after high school volunteering in a Buddhist monastery. Adela finds fresh confidence as she immerses herself in her new environment, teaching English to the monks and studying meditation with the wise abbot. Then there's her secret romance with Thiha, an ex-political prisoner with a shadowy past. But when some of the monks express support for the persecution of the country's Rohingya Muslim minority, Adela glimpses the turmoil that lies beneath Burma's tranquil surface. While investigating the country's complex history, she becomes determined to help stop communal violence. With Thiha's assistance, she concocts a scheme that quickly spirals out of control. Adela must decide whether to back down or double down, while protecting those she cares about from the backlash of Buddhist and Muslim extremists. Set against the backdrop of Burma's fractured transition to democracy, this coming-of-age story weaves critiques of "voluntourism" and humanitarian intervention into a young woman's quest for connection across cultural boundaries. This work of literary fiction will fascinate Southeast Asia buffs and anyone interested in places where the truth is bitterly contested territory.

Book Burmese Days

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1962
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 296 pages

Download or read book Burmese Days written by George Orwell and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burmese Days is set in 1920s imperial Burma, in the fictional district of Kyauktada. The story involves U Po Kyin, a corrupt Burmese magistrate, who works to destroy the reputation of the Indian Dr. Veraswami, so he (Kyin) can be admitted to the European Club instead of the more likely Dr. Veraswami. The Doctor's main protection is his friendship with John Flory who, as a pukka sahib (European white man), has higher prestige. U Po Kyin, however, succeeds and is admitted to the club. Racism and classism undergird the actions of the major characters. Kyin plans to redeem his life and cleanse his sins by financing pagodas. He dies of apoplexy before he can even start on building the first pagoda and his wife envisages him returning to life as a frog or rat. --modified slightly from www.wikipedia.com.

Book Burmese Haze

    Book Details:
  • Author : Erin Murphy
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2022-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781952636257
  • Pages : 202 pages

Download or read book Burmese Haze written by Erin Murphy and published by . This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A play on George Orwell's famous novel, Burmese Days, Burmese Haze provides a unique--and personal--perspective on the historical events and foreign ties that shaped Myanmar and its relationship with the United States. Former intelligence analyst Erin Murphy tells the story of a remarkable political transition and subsequent collapse, taking the story beyond the headlines to explain why Myanmar and US policy toward it is where it is today. The book weaves in historical details, analysis, and memories drawn from interviews with senior US officials and tycoons, monks, activists, and antagonists.

Book Burmese Days

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release : 2021-01-07
  • ISBN : 019885370X
  • Pages : 305 pages

Download or read book Burmese Days written by George Orwell and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2021-01-07 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Based on his experiences as a policeman in Burma, George Orwell's first novel is set during the end days of British colonialism, when Burma is ruled from Delhi as part of British India.

Book Burmese Days by George Orwell  Book Analysis

Download or read book Burmese Days by George Orwell Book Analysis written by Bright Summaries and published by BrightSummaries.com. This book was released on 2019-03-28 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Unlock the more straightforward side of Burmese Days with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Burmese Days by George Orwell, which is based on the writer’s own experiences as a member of the British Indian Imperial Police in the 1920s. It depicts a brutally divided society, in which racism is endemic and the natives are widely seen as inherently inferior to the white European colonisers. In this atmosphere, corruption and scheming flourish, leaving the novel’s protagonist, the timber merchant John Flory, deeply disillusioned and alienated. Burmese Days is Orwell’s earliest novel. Along with his influential later works, including 1984 and Animal Farm, it reflects an enduring preoccupation with social justice and the oppression of the powerless by world governments. Find out everything you need to know about Burmese Days in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Book A Hanging

    Book Details:
  • Author : George Orwell
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2023-09-17
  • ISBN : 9781804470886
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read book A Hanging written by George Orwell and published by . This book was released on 2023-09-17 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: George Orwell set out 'to make political writing into an art', and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels of all time, this new series of his essays seeks to bring his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. A Hanging, the ninth in the Orwell's Essays series, tells the story of the execution of an unnamed convict in Burma. With the veracity of the story unknown, but thought to be loosely based on Orwell's own experiences in Burma, the haunting tale leaves the reader contemplating the heavy topic of colonialism, and the right of one to take the life of another.

Book One Fourteenth of an Elephant

Download or read book One Fourteenth of an Elephant written by Ian Denys Peek and published by Random House. This book was released on 2005 with total page 698 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese and Denys Peek was among the tens of thousands of British and Commonwealth soldiers and citizens taken prisoner. Eight months later, he and countless other PoWs were packed into steel goods wagons and transported by rail to Slam - their destination the massive construction project that would become infamous as the Burma Thailand Railway. He would spend the next three years in over 15 different work and 'hospital' camps on the railway, stubbornly refusing to give up in a place where over 20,000 prisoners of war (an innumerable slave labourers) met their deaths. Written with clarity, passion and a remarkable eye for detail, Denys Peek's memoir recalls not just the hardships and horrors of the railway, the daily struggle for survival, but also the comradeship, spirit and humour of the men who worked on it. It stands as a haunting, evocative and deeply moving testimony to the suffering of those who lived and died there - a salutary reminder of man's potential for inhumanity to his fellow man.

Book Burmese Light  Impressions of the Golden Land

Download or read book Burmese Light Impressions of the Golden Land written by Tom Vater and published by Visionary World Limited. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Burmese light : impressions of the Golden Land" is a photographic introduction to Myanmar, the country behind the Bamboo Curtain. Stunning images by award-winning photographer Hans Kemp, paired with a witty and insightful text by well-known author Tom Vater, take the reader on a journey through a fascinating country slowly but steadily emerging from a long period of involuntarily isolation. The 200-page book features all the country's famous sights, its colorful people and its multitude of customs, and leaves the reader with only one wish: to pay a visit to this amazing Golden Land.

Book Burmese Days

    Book Details:
  • Author : Eric Arthur Blair
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2021-08-31
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 254 pages

Download or read book Burmese Days written by Eric Arthur Blair and published by Good Press. This book was released on 2021-08-31 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Burmese Days by Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, is a profound exploration of colonialism and its effects. Set in 1920s Burma, Orwell uses his own experiences as an Imperial Police officer to create a narrative filled with social and political critique. The book starkly portrays the prejudices and corruption of the colonial era, leaving a lasting impression on the reader.