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Orwell The Road to Airstrip One by Ian Slater
  

Orwell The Road to Airstrip One

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Orwell The Road to Airstrip One by Ian Slater

It is doubtful that any book provides a better foundation for a full understanding of Orwell

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Perhaps it is because Ian Slater is a Canadian, removed from what he is writing about by a continent that he looks at familiar material so freshly Slater treads the well-worn road with such zestful springiness that he often sees things newly[A] very intelligent book. Times Literary Supplement Ian Slater is very fair and discriminating in his judgment of Orwells work and his book should add something valuable to the readers understanding. Maurice Cranston, The London School of Economics and Political Science [In] Ian Slaters fine study[the] tight sense of development is the strength of Slaters booka fluid pleasure to read. In his disdain for convoluted academic writing, Slater has written a book that is accessible and will have broad appeal. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The best introduction I know of to the life and ideas of George Orwell. Ian Slater writes with insight, intelligence, and imagination about the man who was important not only for what he has to say about political and personal dangers of one year, 1984, but whose writings in their depth and perceptions continue to inform us about our world, its perils and rewards. Peter Stansky, Stanford University Penetrating and illuminating one of the few treatments of Orwell which is at once completely informed and freshly intelligent. Robert Conquest [Slaters] book is both a useful introduction and a subtle discussion of the more problematic aspects of Orwell as a thinker his study serves well to show why Orwells work remains indispensable. American Library Booklist Slater has provided a succinct yet thorough guide to the work of this dour and incorruptible man. He has done his homework; he knows the canon and the secondary material about Orwell inside out. Toronto Globe and Mail The study is valuable for its clear exposition of the paradoxes inherent in Orwells work. Publishers Weekly It is doubtful that any book provides a better foundation for a full understanding of Orwells unique and troubling vision. Washington Post


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Book Info

Publication date

25th September 2003

Author

Ian Slater

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Publisher

McGill-Queen's University Press

Format

Paperback
312 pages

Categories

Biography: general
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: from c 1900 -
Literary theory

ISBN

9780773526228

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