Finding George Orwell in Burma

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Over the years the American writer Emma Larkin has spent traveling in Burma, she's come to know all too well the many ways this brutal police state can be described as "Orwellian." The life of the mind exists in a state of siege in Burma, and it ...Continua
Ha scritto il 16/08/13
孤陋寡聞,不知歐威爾有《緬甸歲月》。 以緬甸為名,但「緬甸三部曲」那又何止是該國悲哀寫照?軍政府厲害之處在使全國充斥告密者,而告密者是誰?不是牛鬼蛇神,是一般人,呼吸吃食行走寢如一個個,我。漸漸,每個人都成了自己的告密者,誰都活得不成人樣... 哎,癌細胞不是別的,正是自己的細胞,從自己的血肉中長出。我還沒有放棄革命,但我開始懷疑我們努力反抗的糾正的衝撞的,才是人類社會的常態。 至於這本書,如果歸成旅行文學,我認為是該領域中最值得一讀之一類。
Ha scritto il 27/08/12
Thank to Emma Larkin for her lyrical ride, I have a chance to catch a glimpse of the mysterious Burma (a.k.a the real Burma) and the true Burmese life. While the Mayan’s doomsday prophecy is still waiting for proof, George Orwell however has ...Continua
Ha scritto il 07/01/12
Favourite travel book ever? I love the trios of the descriptions of people with which she litters the book

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