Churchill And Orwell

Churchill and Orwell PDF
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698164547
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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A New York Times bestseller! A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's—Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If they'd died then, history would scarcely remember them. At the time, Churchill was a politician on the outs, his loyalty to his class and party suspect. Orwell was a mildly successful novelist, to put it generously. No one would have predicted that by the end of the 20th century they would be considered two of the most important people in British history for having the vision and courage to campaign tirelessly, in words and in deeds, against the totalitarian threat from both the left and the right. In a crucial moment, they responded first by seeking the facts of the matter, seeing through the lies and obfuscations, and then they acted on their beliefs. Together, to an extent not sufficiently appreciated, they kept the West's compass set toward freedom as its due north. It's not easy to recall now how lonely a position both men once occupied. By the late 1930's, democracy was discredited in many circles, and authoritarian rulers were everywhere in the ascent. There were some who decried the scourge of communism, but saw in Hitler and Mussolini "men we could do business with," if not in fact saviors. And there were others who saw the Nazi and fascist threat as malign, but tended to view communism as the path to salvation. Churchill and Orwell, on the other hand, had the foresight to see clearly that the issue was human freedom—that whatever its coloration, a government that denied its people basic freedoms was a totalitarian menace and had to be resisted. In the end, Churchill and Orwell proved their age's necessary men. The glorious climax of Churchill and Orwell is the work they both did in the decade of the 1940's to triumph over freedom's enemies. And though Churchill played the larger role in the defeat of Hitler and the Axis, Orwell's reckoning with the menace of authoritarian rule in Animal Farm and 1984 would define the stakes of the Cold War for its 50-year course, and continues to give inspiration to fighters for freedom to this day. Taken together, in Thomas E. Ricks's masterful hands, their lives are a beautiful testament to the power of moral conviction, and to the courage it can take to stay true to it, through thick and thin. Churchill and Orwell is a perfect gift for the holidays!

Churchill And Orwell

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A "dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, with a focus on the pivotal years from the mid-1930s through the 1940s, when their farsighted vision and inspired action in the face of the threat of fascism and communism helped preserve democracy for the world."--

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Author: جورج أورويل
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ISBN: 9933407406
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Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
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يصف الكاتب بؤس البيوت التي تسكنها الطبقة العاملة التي لا تقي من مطر الشتاء وبرده وتغص بالحشرات والذباب صيفا ويتحدث عن الدخل القليل للعامل الذي لا يكفيه لسد الرمق. في القسم الثاني من الرواية يعري أورويل حقائق الرأسمالية الصناعية التي تمتص دماء العمال ويهاجم الآلات التي ستحل في يوم ما محل الإنسان.

Churchill Y Orwell

Churchill y Orwell PDF
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Ediciones Península
ISBN: 8499427359
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Tanto George Orwell como Winston Churchill vieron peligrar su vida a mediados de la década de 1930: Orwell por un disparo en el cuello en la guerra civil española y Churchill en un accidente de coche en Nueva York. De haber muerto entonces, la historia apenas les recordaría. Churchill era un político acabado, sospechoso para su clase y para su propio partido, y Orwell era un novelista del que como mucho se habría podido decir que tenía un éxito moderado. Ambos mantenían una actitud antitotalitaria que no contaba con demasiados partidarios en aquella época. La democracia había quedado desacreditada en muchos círculos y los dirigentes autoritarios, de uno y otro color, estaban, en cambio, al alza. Churchill y Orwell, cada uno por su lado, fueron capaces de ver que lo que se hallaba en peligro era la libertad del ser humano y que, ya fuera comunista o fascista, un Gobierno que negaba a la población sus derechos constituía una amenaza contra la que había que luchar. Los dos, uno en la arena política y el otro en el campo de las letras, demostraron en los años siguientes estar a la altura de los tiempos. Y aunque Churchill jugó un papel mayor en la derrota de Hitler y el Eje, Orwell creó con Rebelión en la granja y 1984 dos metáforas inmortales sobre los peligros del totalitarismo cuya influencia llega hasta hoy. Sus vidas, las de ambos, fueron un canto al poder de las convicciones morales, y al valor que se requiere para mantenerse fiel a ellas, contra viento y marea.

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Author: جورج أورويل
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Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : ar
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متشردا فى باريس ولندن قد نقلها الكاتب الى اللغة العربية حتى يكمل صورة أورويل,بدلا من اجتزائها,هذه الرواية الى جانب ما تقدمه من فن,تقدم لوحة عجيبة لما لحق بالانسان البسيط من ظلم فادح,تحت وطأة رأسمالية شرسة,رأسماية العقد الثالث من قرننا المرتحل.

Churchill Orwell

Churchill   Orwell PDF
Author: Thomas E. Ricks
Publisher: Editora Schwarcz - Companhia das Letras
ISBN: 8537818518
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Category : History
Languages : pt
Pages : 352
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A fascinante história de dois homens com posições políticas diferentes, aliados pelo mesmo princípio: a defesa da liberdade individual Figuras essenciais na luta contra as ameaças do autoritarismo de esquerda e de direita em um momento crítico do século XX, Churchill e Orwell surgem aqui como fonte de inspiração e exemplo para os dias de hoje. Filho de aristocratas, Winston Churchill (1874-1965) era um liberal conservador alinhado ao governo colonialista britânico. George Orwell (1903-1950), que vinha da classe média baixa, era militante socialista e anti-imperialista. Escrita pelo vencedor do Prêmio Pulitzer Thomas E. Ricks, essa atualíssima biografia dupla se concentra no período crucial da vida de Churchill e de Orwell: os anos 1930 e 1940, da ascensão dos nazistas até o rescaldo da Segunda Guerra Mundial. Hoje, impressiona testemunhar quão solitária era a posição de Churchill e de Orwell num momento em que a Europa parecia destinada à ditadura, fosse nazifascista ou comunista. Apresentados como um par complementar, o político marginalizado em busca de redenção e o grande escritor ainda em formação trabalharam pelo mesmo objetivo, embora nunca tenham se encontrado. "Leitura agradável e compulsiva, Churchill & Orwell impressiona pelo compromisso feroz que ambos tinham com o pensamento crítico." The New York Times Book Review "Os dois nunca se encontraram, mas suas vidas e suas visões sobre como deveria funcionar a sociedade, noções de liberdade individual e limitações da política convergiam — pensamentos extraordinariamente harmoniosos em lugares diferentes. Realmente muito impressionante." John Le Carré

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Author: جورج اورويل
Publisher: ktab INC.
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Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
Pages : 337
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نتعرف فى هذه الرواية على اورويل الناقد الاجتماعى الذى سخر بمرارة بالغة من المجتمع الطبقى الانكليزى وتقاليده ومن الكنيسة وتعاليمها وطوائفها المتناحرة . دوروثى ( بطلة الرواية ) لا تتحمل الواقع الصعب الذى تعيشه فى بيت بائس وخرب للكنيسة لا يشاركها فيه سوى اب ارمل وبخيل القى عليها باعباء اعمال البيت والكنيسة ولم يكن لها عون سوي خامدة بلهاء..

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Author: جورج أورويل
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Category : Fiction
Languages : ar
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حكاية مواطن يعمل في شركة تأمين يعاني من الشعور بالغربة في مجتمع ما بعد الحرب ويسيطر عليه هاجس حرب قادمة فيجتر ذكرياته قبل الحرب في قريته الوادعة الصغيرة ، يسرد أوريل في القسم الثاني سرد مطول عن ذكريات الرجل الأربعيني عن طفولته وأصدقاءه شغبه ومدرسته وأسرته وكل ما دمرته الحرب ليعود له الحنين إلى قريته فيترك زوجته وأطفاله ويعود ليسترجع ما ضاع منه لكنه يكتشف إن ما كان يبحث عنه ما هو إلا سراب ، الزمن لايتوقف والعمر يمضي .

The Unexamined Orwell

The Unexamined Orwell PDF
Author: John Rodden
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292748973
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 415
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The year 1984 is just a memory, but the catchwords of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four still routinely pepper public discussions of topics ranging from government surveillance and privacy invasion to language corruption and bureaucratese. Orwell's work pervades the cultural imagination, while others of his literary generation are long forgotten. Exploring this astonishing afterlife has become the scholarly vocation of John Rodden, who is now the leading authority on the reception, impact, and reinvention of George Orwell—the man and writer—as well as of "Orwell" the cultural icon and historical talisman. In The Unexamined Orwell, Rodden delves into dimensions of Orwell's life and legacy that have escaped the critical glare. Rodden discusses how several leading American intellectuals have earned the title of Orwell's "successor," including Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Irving Howe, Christopher Hitchens, and John Lukacs. He then turns to Germany and focuses on the role and relevance of Nineteen Eighty-Four in the now-defunct communist nation of East Germany. Rodden also addresses myths that have grown up around Orwell's life, including his "more than half-legendary" encounter with Ernest Hemingway in liberated Paris in March 1945, and analyzes literary issues such as his utopian sensibility and his prose style. Finally, Rodden poses the endlessly debated question, "What Would George Orwell Do?," and speculates about how the prophet of Nineteen Eighty-Four would have reacted to world events. In so doing, Rodden shows how our responses to this question reveal much about our culture's ongoing need to reappropriate "Orwell."

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Author: هربرت جورج ويلز
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Category : Fiction
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أبقتني بعض مهامِّ العمل في شارع تشانسري لين حتى التاسعة مساءً، وعانيتُ بعدَها من بوادر صداع جعلتني عازفًا عن التسلية وعن مواصلة العمل على السواء. وَلَّيتُ بصري صوبَ المُنحدَرات العالية المحيطة بذلك الوادي الضيق الذي تمر داخلَه السيارات وكأنها سَيل عارم، وكانت السماء تشي بليلة صافية؛ فعزمتُ على أن أشقَّ طريقي نحو الرصيف النهري؛ لأريح عينيَّ وأخفِّف وطأة الصداع عن رأسي بمشاهَدة طَيف الألوان المُتداخلة الساطعة فوق النهر.

English Drama Since 1940

English Drama Since 1940 PDF
Author: David Ian Rabey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317875397
Size: 75.30 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal. This book introduces the period and its discourse whilst redefining them, to give proper consideration to developments of themes, styles, concerns and contexts from the 80s to the present. The book offers succinct and analytical introductions to the work of 60 dramatists, whilst arguing for (re)appraisal of many dates critical perspectives, in order to stimulate further argument in the field.

History Of Wolves

History of Wolves PDF
Author: Emily Fridlund
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ISBN: 9789927129568
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Pages : 328
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Teenage Linda lives with her parents in the austere woods of northern Minnesota, where their nearly abandoned commune stands as a last vestige of a lost counter-culture world. Isolated at home and an outsider at school, Linda wrestles with her craving to belong. And then the young Gardner family moves in across the lake and Linda finds herself welcomed into their home as a babysitter for their little boy, Paul. But with this new sense of belonging come expectations and secrets she doesnt understand. Over the course of a summer, Linda makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. As she struggles to find a way out of the sequestered world into which she was born, Linda confronts the life-and-death consequences of the things people do -- and fail to do -- for the people they love.

Churchill The Writer

Churchill the Writer PDF
Author: Keith Alldritt
Publisher: London : Hutchinson
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Category : Authors, English
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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