Down and Out in Paris and London
EAN kodas: 9780141184388, ISBN kodas: 9780141184388, SKU: 000000000002151138, Puslapių skaičius: 240, Spalvingumas: Spalvotas, Viršelio tipas: Minkštas, Originalo kalba: Anglų, Leidimo metai: 2001-01-01, Formatas: 19,8x12,6x3,2, Knygyne: 12.59, Leidykla: Penguin
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George Orwell's vivid memoir of his time living among the desperately poor and destitute, Down and Out in Paris and London is a moving tour of the underworld of society.
'You have talked so often of going to the dogs - and well, here are the dogs, and you have reached them.'
Written when Orwell was a struggling writer in his twenties, it documents his 'first contact with poverty'. Here, he painstakingly documents a world of unrelenting drudgery and squalor - sleeping in bug-infested hostels and doss houses of last resort, working as a dishwasher in Paris's vile 'Hôtel X', surviving on scraps and cigarette butts, living alongside tramps, a star-gazing pavement artist and a starving Russian ex-army captain. Exposing a shocking, previously-hidden world to his readers, Orwell gave a human face to the statistics of poverty for the first time - and in doing so, found his voice as a writer.