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Published by Penguin (Non-Classics) .
Written in English


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Number of Pages304
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Open LibraryOL7361614M
ISBN 100143037110
ISBN 109780143037118

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Author Emma Larkin travels to the places where writer George Orwell was posted during the s in Burma. Her skillful prose sheds light on how Orwell's work as a colonial police officer shaped him and his writing especially "" {"Finding George Orwell in Burma" is a an excellent companion to "Burmess Days", his first novel.]/5.   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 /5(93).   Exploring Burma Through George Orwell A new book explores Myanmar's people and brutal military junta by retracing George Orwell's path through Burma, where he lived as a . About Finding George Orwell in Burma. A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell, author of and ANIMAL FARM, in Southeast Asia Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she’s come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as “Orwellian.”.

It is the place George Orwell's work holds in Burma today, however, that most struck Emma Larkin. She was frequently told by Burmese acquaintances that Orwell did not write one book about their country - his first novel, Burmese Days - but in fact he wrote three, the "trilogy" that included Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four. Finding George Orwell in a Burmese Teashop. Author: Emma Larkin; Publisher: John Murray Publishers ISBN: Category: Burma Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» George Orwell's 'Big Brother' is alive and well in Burma; to many Burmese, Orwell is known as 'The Prophet'.   Finding George Orwell in Burma is the story of the year Emma Larkin spent traveling across this shuttered police state using the life and work of Orwell as her guide. Traveling from Mandalay and Rangoon to poor delta backwaters and up to the old hill-station towns in the mountains of Burmas far north, Larkin visits the places Orwell worked and %().   Fresh out of Eton, George Orwell spent five years in Burma as a policeman in the colonial service. He left in , fed up with "the dirty work .

She is famously known for her coverage of Burma and George Orwell's experience within it in her memoir, Finding George Orwell in Burma. "Finding George" won the Borders Original Voices Award for Non-Fiction in and was short-listed for the Index on Censorship's Freedom of . A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell, author of and ANIMAL FARM, in Southeast Asia Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma.   Finding George Orwell in Burma. Emma Larkin. , 23 Ratings and it long has. But Burma's connection to George Orwell is not merely metaphorical; it is much deeper and more real. Orwell's mother was born in Burma, at the height of the British raj, and Orwell was fundamentally shaped by his experiences in Burma as a young man working for the /5(23). A fascinating political travelogue that traces the life and work of George Orwell, author of and ANIMAL FARM, in Southeast Asia Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, also known as Myanmar, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and i.