Why I Write

Why I Write
Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Renard Press Ltd
Total Pages : 32
Release : 2021-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9781913724290
ISBN 13 : 1913724298
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write Book Description:

George Orwell set out ‘to make political writing into an art’, and to a wide extent this aim shaped the future of English literature – his descriptions of authoritarian regimes helped to form a new vocabulary that is fundamental to understanding totalitarianism. While 1984 and Animal Farm are amongst the most popular classic novels in the English language, this new series of Orwell’s essays seeks to bring a wider selection of his writing on politics and literature to a new readership. In Why I Write, the first in the Orwell’s Essays series, Orwell describes his journey to becoming a writer, and his movement from writing poems to short stories to the essays, fiction and non-fiction we remember him for. He also discusses what he sees as the ‘four great motives for writing’ – ‘sheer egoism’, ‘aesthetic enthusiasm’, ‘historical impulse’ and ‘political purpose’ – and considers the importance of keeping these in balance. Why I Write is a unique opportunity to look into Orwell’s mind, and it grants the reader an entirely different vantage point from which to consider the rest of the great writer’s oeuvre. 'A writer who can – and must – be rediscovered with every age.' — Irish Times

Why I Write

Why I Write
Author : Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Publisher : Sekoala Publishing Company (Pty) Ltd
Total Pages : 40
Release : 2020-09-18
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write Book Description:

Allow not the title of this essay to deceive you. The reasons why Mokokoma writes do not even make up 5% of this essay. As usual, he wrote about one subject to write about many subjects. The subjects that Mokokoma writes about are so many, and so different, that you'd swear he is not a writer, but a group of writers—and not a small group. He thinks so deeply, and then writes some of his thoughts so beautifully, that reading what he has written is likely to leave you grateful for being able to read. And, as if that were not challenging enough, he does all that while making you laugh.

Why I Write

Why I Write
Author : Will Blythe
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Total Pages : 256
Release : 1999-09-15
ISBN 10 : 0316115924
ISBN 13 : 9780316115926
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write Book Description:

In this anthology, 26 writers illuminate the motivations at the heart of their creative lives in original essays that are as surprising and varied as their fiction. The contributors include Pat Conroy, Norman Mailor, Rick Moody and David Foster Wallace.

Why I Write

Why I Write
Author : Elie Wiesel
Publisher :
Total Pages : 2
Release : 1985
ISBN 10 : OCLC:12264024
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write Book Description:

Why I Write And Other Essays on Literature

Why I Write   And Other Essays on Literature
Author : George Orwell
Publisher :
Total Pages : 348
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN 10 : 1528719212
ISBN 13 : 9781528719216
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write And Other Essays on Literature Book Description:

A fantastic collection of Orwell's best essays on literature. As well as his fiction, Orwell also wrote a large number of essays on a variety of subjects including politics, literature, travel, poverty, writing, and more. Known for having a strong voice in the subject of literature, many of the best examples of which are contained within this vo...

Why I Write

Why I Write
Author : Bohumil Hrabal
Publisher : Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
Total Pages : 520
Release : 2019-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9788024642680
ISBN 13 : 8024642689
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write Book Description:

This collection of the earliest prose by one of literature’s greatest stylists captures, as scholar Arnault Maréchal put it, “the moment when Hrabal discovered the magic of writing.” Taken from the period when Bohumil Hrabal shifted his focus from poetry to prose, these stories—many written in school notebooks, typed and read aloud to friends, or published in samizdat—often showcase raw experiments in style that would define his later works. Others intriguingly utilize forms the author would never pursue again. Featuring the first appearance of key figures from Hrabal’s later writings, such as his real-life Uncle Pepin, who would become a character in his later fiction and is credited here as a coauthor of one piece, the book also contains stories that Hrabal would go on to cannibalize for some of his most famous novels. All together, Why I Write? offers readers the chance to explore this liminal phase of Hrabal’s writing. Expertly interpreted by award-winning Hrabal translator David Short, this collection comprises some of the last remaining prose works by Hrabal to be translated into English. A treasure trove for Hrabal devotees, Why I Write? allows us to see clearly why this great prose master was, as described by Czech writer and publisher Josef Škvorecký, “fundamentally a lyrical poet.”

Why I Write in Coffee Houses and Diners

Why I Write in Coffee Houses and Diners
Author : Albert Huffstickler
Publisher : iUniverse
Total Pages : 124
Release : 2000-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780595140145
ISBN 13 : 0595140149
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why I Write in Coffee Houses and Diners Book Description:

"I am a poet and artist," Huffstickler says in Holy Secrets: The Art and Poetry of Albert Huffstickler, a film by Matthew D. Listiak. "And an observer of humanity . . . from a safe distance." His poems embody his mystical observations in language that is both literary and commonplace. Why I Write in Coffee Houses and Diners, includes selections his books, chapbooks, and journal publications. Huffstickler's extraordinary treatment of the ordinary illustrates his own quest and the simple lives of those he meets, including strangers in cafes and homeless people on the street.

Shooting an Elephant

Shooting an Elephant
Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Total Pages : 36
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9781528792110
ISBN 13 : 1528792114
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shooting an Elephant Book Description:

"Shooting an Elephant" is a 1936 essay by British writer George Orwell concerning a policeman in Burma's experience of having to reluctantly shoot an out-of-control elephant at the behest of the local townspeople. Although Orwell himself worked as a police officer in the country, the autobiographical nature of this text is disputed and it is not known whether the account actually happened or if it is simply a metaphor for British imperialism. A thought-provoking and insightful piece highly recommended for fans and collectors of Orwell's seminal work. Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), more commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English journalist, essayist, critic, and novelist. His work is characterised by an opposition to totalitarianism and biting social commentary, and remains influential in popular culture today. Many of his neologisms have forever entered the English language, including "Thought Police", "Big Brother", "Room 101", "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", and "Newspeak" to name but a few. Other notable works by this author include: “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” (1936) and “Coming Up for Air” (1939). Read & Co. Great Essays is proudly publishing this vintage essay now in a new edition complete with the introductory essay "Why I Write".

Burmese Days

Burmese Days
Author : George Orwell
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Total Pages : 314
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN 10 : 9781528791892
ISBN 13 : 1528791894
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Burmese Days Book Description:

Eric Arthur Blair (1903–1950), more commonly known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English journalist, essayist, critic, and novelist most famous for his novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four” (1949) and allegorical novella “Animal Farm” (1945). His work is characterised by an opposition to totalitarianism and biting social commentary, and remains influential in popular culture today. Many of his neologisms have forever entered the English language, including "Thought Police", "Big Brother", "Room 101", "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", and "Newspeak" to name but a few. Orwell's first novel, “Burmese Days” (1934) is set in British Burma during the last days of the British Empire at a time when the country was governed from Delhi. Illustrating the darker side of the British Raj, it examines the corruption and bigotry well-known to Orwell, who served as a police officer from 1922 to 1927 in the Indian Imperial Police force in Burma. Other notable works by this author include: “Keep the Aspidistra Flying” (1936) and “Coming Up for Air” (1939). Read & Co. Classics is proudly publishing this novel now in a new edition complete with the introductory essay "Why I Write".

Except When I Write

Except When I Write
Author : Arthur Krystal
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 196
Release : 2011-07-01
ISBN 10 : 9780199782406
ISBN 13 : 0199782407
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Except When I Write Book Description:

A stylish, engrossing collection of essays from a master of the form that covers topics as diverse as dueling, Scott Fitzgerald, aphorisms, and the 1960s.