Keep the Aspidistra Flying

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The chief character in this early but exceptionally fine novel of Orwell's is Gordon Comstock, a writer who rebels against the twin British middle-class preoccupations: money and respectability.

"Not pretty, but powerful, accurate, and fair. This

"Not pretty, but powerful, accurate, and fair. This book projects as do few others the desperate ingredients and blind rage of the educated moneyless. And Orwell's power is wielded responsibly.

"Neither the rebels nor the hucksters are romanticized, nor is life--which wins in the end." (Chicago Sunday Tribune) ...Continua

Ha scritto il 26/07/13
il mio primo libro letto (su consiglio di Andrea G. Pinketts) in formato ePub
Ha scritto il 01/02/11
Objectively speaking, I am not sure that this is really a five-star book. But it certainly has affected me like one, hence my 'grade'. I have read it compulsively because despite being for many aspects so far away in time and setting (the book solidl ...Continua
  • 5 mi piace
Ha scritto il 31/07/08
A second-hand bookshop in the 1920's and Gordon works for £4 a week. He's given up a good job, and given up on money. Orwell is a master of detail: Gordon gets mad about the poster opposite the shop; a toffy-nosed highbrow lady raves about the classi
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