Burmese Days

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Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, this book describes corruption and imperial bigotry. Flory, a white timber merchant, befriends Dr Veraswami, a black enthusiast for the Empire, whose downfall can only be prevented by m ...Continua
Bambu
Ha scritto il 25/04/16
Ci ho messo troppo tempo a leggere un libro che, in un altro momento, avrei divorato. E' fresco, vivido nelle descrizioni sia emotive che d'ambiente, crudo quasi nel non nascondere nulla al lettore. Ed e' ancora molto attuale. Le situazioni descritt...Continua
Hosanna Nagasaka
Ha scritto il 23/06/12
I mean no disrespect to Orwell when I say I was let down by this book. I'd be the first to say that Orwell is an exceptional essayist in his own right, perhaps even the best that I've ever encountered. And it's just that--his talent and clean rhetori...Continua
Comrade1
Ha scritto il 25/11/09

Very, very dreary and depressing

KillingTime
Ha scritto il 14/01/09

First of Orwell's novels, just back from the East and still relatively young. Feels like I'm there, with the colonials and their gins, as well as the locals and their intriguing. Being familiar with the place helps, of course. Good read.

GraJon
Ha scritto il 18/07/08
I was totally absorbed by this first novel by Orwell. It's really about how he saw life in Burma. He joined the Indian Imperial Police in Burma in his early 20's and came to see the way the English treated the Indian. He loathed the attitude of the E...Continua

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