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Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generationby Jeffrey Meyers
Synopses & Reviews
A respected biographer and no stranger to his subject (Newark Star-Ledger), Meyers delves into the complex life of the man whose visionary work gave us the great anti-utopias of modern literature. The breadth of his research is impressive (New York Times Book Review), drawing on a close study of the new edition of Orwell's Complete Works, personal interviews, and unpublished material in London's Orwell Archive.
Meyers's briskly paced, absorbing narrative . . . offers keen insights (Boston Sunday Globe) on Orwell's intellectual development, as well as his human failings — his childhood insecurities, his political dilemmas, and his conflicted relationships with women. Leagues in front of Orwell's previous biographers, Meyers convincingly demonstrates the essence of [Orwell's] character (Denver [Colorado] Post), revealing a much more helpful and believable portrait (Paul Theroux).
Book News Annotation:
Delves into the complex personal history of the writer whose visionary work gave us the great anti-utopias of 20th-century literature, drawing on the new edition of Orwell's Complete Works, interviews with family and friends, and research into unpublished material in the Orwell Archive. Meyers is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has written biographies of other literary greats.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An experienced biographer delves into the complex life of the great writer and political thinker, covering not only his accomplishments but his human failings and conflicted relationships. Meyers draws on close study of the new edition of Orwell's "Complete Works", interviews with family and friends, and unpublished materials in the Orwell Archive. 30 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -369) and index.
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