The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell: Volume 3: As I Please, 1943-1945

The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell: Volume 3: As I Please, 1943-1945

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Overview

As I Please features George Orwell's writings from 1943-1945, including the column he wrote for the socialist weekly Tribune (where he was the literary editor), his spirited defense of English cooking, notes on the perfect cup of tea, and accounts of the difficulties with - and ultimate success of - Animal Farm. This is the third in a four-volume collection of Orwell's nonfiction writing from 1920-1950 - the best selection of his letters, essays, reviews, and journalism - demonstrating the author's breathtaking scope and eclectic passions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781567921359
Publisher: Godine, David R. Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/08/2004
Series: Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell Series , #3
Pages: 456
Sales rank: 923,803
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.25(d)

About the Author

George Orwell (1903¿1950) was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. Best known for his dystopian book 1984 and the allegorical novella Animal Farm, Orwell is the author of six novels as well as numerous essays and works of nonfiction. His writing continues to influence popular culture: The term "Orwellian" (describing a repressive, totalitarian state) has entered the language, along with several of his own neologisms, such as "Big Brother" and "cold war."

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsxi
Introductionxv
A Note on the Editingxxi
1.Why I Write1
1920-1929
2.Letter to Steven Runciman11
3.A Farthing Newspaper12
4.Letter to Max Plowman15
1930
5.Review of Herman Melville by Lewis Mumford19
6.Review of Alexander Pope by Edith Sitwell, etc22
7.Review of Angel Pavement by J. B. Priestley25
8.Letter to Max Plowman27
1931
9.Lettercard to Mac Plowman33
10.Review of The Two Carlyles by Osbert Burdett33
11.The Spike36
12.A Hanging44
13.Letter to Dennis Collings49
14.Letter to Dennis Collings51
15.Hop-Picking52
16.Letter to T. S. Eliot72
17.Letter to T. S. Eliot73
1932
18.Letter to Leonard Moore77
19.Review of The Spirit of Catholicism by Karl Adam79
20.Letter to Eleanor Jaques81
21.Letter to Eleanor Jaques83
22.Letter to Leonard Moore84
23.Letter to Leonard Moore84
24.Letter to Eleanor Jaques85
25.Clink86
26.Review of Byron and the Need of Fatality by Charles du Bos95
27.Common Lodging Houses97
28.Letter to Brenda Salkeld100
29.Letter to Eleanor Jaques101
30.Letter to Eleanor Jaques102
31.Letter to Leonard Moore104
32.Letter to Eleanor Jaques105
33.Letter to Leonard Moore106
34.Letter to Eleanor Jaques107
35.Letter to Eleanor Jaques108
36.Letter to Leonard Moore109
1933
37.Introduction to the French edition of Down and Out in Paris and London113
38.Letter to Leonard Moore115
39.Letter to the Editor of The Times115
40.Letter to Eleanor Jaques117
41.Poem118
42.Letter to Brenda Salkeld119
43.Letter to Eleanor Jaques119
44.Letter to Brenda Salkeld120
45.Letter to Eleanor Jaques122
46.Letter to Eleanor Jaques122
47.Poem123
48.Letter to Leonard Moore125
49.Letter to Brenda Salkeld125
50.Letter to Leonard Moore129
1934
51.Letter to Leonard Moore133
52.Letter to Leonard Moore134
53.Poem: On a Ruined Farm near the His Master's Voice Gramophone Factory134
54.Letter to Leonard Moore135
55.Letter to Brenda Salkeld136
56.Letter to Brenda Salkeld137
57.Letter to Brenda Salkeld139
58.Letter to Leonard Moore141
59.My Epitaph by John Flory141
60.Letter to Leonard Moore142
1935
61.Letter to Leonard Moore147
62.Letter to Brenda Salkeld147
63.Review of Caliban Shrieks by Jack Hilton148
64.Letter to Brenda Salkeld150
65.Letter to Rayner Heppenstall152
66.Letter to Rayner Heppenstall153
67.Review of Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller154
1936
68.[On Kipling's Death]159
69.Review of The Lively Lady by Kenneth Roberts, etc160
70.Letter to Cyril Connolly162
71.Letter to Sir Richard Rees, Bt.163
72.Review of Penguin Books165
73.Letter to Jack Common168
74.The Road to Wigan Pier Diary170
75.Letter to Jack Common214
76.Letter to Jack Common215
77.Letter to Sir Richard Rees, Bt.217
78.Review of Bastard Death by Michael Fraenkel, etc219
79.Letter to John Lehmann221
80.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer221
81.Letter to Anthony Powell223
82.Letter to Denys King-Farlow224
83.Review of The Rock Pool by Cyril Connolly, etc225
84.Letter to Henry Miller227
85.Review of Black Spring by Henry Miller, etc230
86.Letter to Jack Common233
87.Review of Zest of Life by Johann Woller234
88.Shooting an Elephant235
89.Bookshop Memories242
90.Review of The Calf of Paper by Scholem Asch, etc247
91.In Defence of the Novel249
92.Letter to Leonard Moore256
93.Review of The Novel Today by Philip Henderson256
1937
94.Postcard to James Hanley263
95.Your Questions Answered264
96.Letter to Eileen Blair264
97.Letter to Victor Gollancz267
98.Letter to Mr Thompson268
99.Letter to Cyril Connolly268
100.Spilling the Spanish Beans269
101.Review of The Spanish Cockpit by Franz Borkenau, etc276
102.Letter to Rayner Heppenstall278
103.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer280
104.Review of The Men I Killed by Brigadier-General F. P. Crozier282
105.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer283
106.Review of Journey to Turkistan by Sir Eric Teichman286
107.Review of Red Spanish Notebook by Mary Low and Juan Brea, etc287
108.Letter to Jack Common288
109.Lettercard to Cyril Connolly290
110.Review of Storm over Spain by Mairin Mitchell, etc290
1938
111.Review of Spanish Testament by Arthur Koestler295
112.Letter to Jack Common296
113.Letter to the Editor of Time and Tide297
114.Letter to Raymond Mortimer299
115.Letter to Alec Houghton Joyce302
116.Letter to Jack Common303
117.Review of Workers' Front by Fenner Brockway304
118.Review of Trials in Burma by Maurice Collis306
119.Review of Glimpses and Reflections by John Galsworthy307
120.Letter to Cyril Connolly309
121.Letter to Jack Common310
122.Letter to Stephen Spender311
123.Letter to Stephen Spender312
124.Letter to Jack Common314
125.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer315
126.Notes on the Spanish Militias316
127.Letter to Cyril Connolly328
128.Letter to Jack Common329
129.Letter to the Editor of the New English Weekly330
130.Review of Assignment in Utopia by Eugene Lyons332
131.Review of The Freedom of the Streets by Jack Common335
132.Why I Joined the Independent Labour Party336
133.Letter to Jack Common338
134.Review of The Civil War in Spain by Frank Jellinek340
135.Letter to Cyril Connolly343
136.Review of Searchlight on Spain by the Duchess of Atholl344
137.Letter to Ida Mabel Blair347
138.Review of The Communist International by Franz Borkenau348
139.Letter to Jack Common351
140.Letter to Jack Common352
141.Letter to Jack Common355
142.Letter to John Sceats357
143.Letter to John Sceats360
144.Letter to Cyril Connolly362
145.Letter to Frank Jellinek363
146.Letter to Jack Common367
1939
147.Review of Power: A New Social Analysis by Bertrand Russell375
148.Letter to Herbert Read377
149.Review of Russia under Soviet Rule by N. de Basily378
150.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer381
151.Review of Communism and Man by F. J. Sheed383
152.Letter to Herbert Read385
153.Marrakech387
154.Letter to Jack Common393
155.Not Counting Niggers394
156.Review of Stendhal by F. C. Green398
157.Democracy in the British Army401
1940
158.Letter to Victor Gollancz409
159.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer410
160.Review of The Last Days of Madrid by S. Casado411
161.Letter to David H. Thomson413
162.Charles Dickens413
163.Boys' Weeklies and Frank Richards's Reply460
164.Inside the Whale493
165.Letter to Geoffrey Gorer527
166.Letter to Humphry House529
167.The Limit to Pessimism533
168.My Country Right or Left535
Appendix IBooks by or containing contributions by George Orwell541
Appendix IIChronology543
Index553

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