Coming Up for Air

(Harvest Book)

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COMING UP FOR AIR is about coping. Orwell hooks a character from among the struggling middle class and, close-up, lets us watch him wiggle. George (Tubby) Bowling is a "fat, middle-aged bloke with false teeth and a red face." He sells insurance, a ta ...Continua
Ha scritto il 20/06/11
Coming Up For Air: George Orwell Victor Gollancz, 1939; this edition: Penguin, 1973 One of my favourite novels, and for me, Orwell’s best. George Bowling tries to escape from modern England, and the upcoming Second World War. He can’t.
Ha scritto il 19/07/08
This book is described as 'nostalgia' and it really is - and brilliantly done. George Bowling, an insurance salesman, takes a look into his childhood. His descriptions of the customs, the characters, the buildings, the way of life is very moving. Thi ...Continua

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