Burmese Days

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Set in the days of the Empire, with the British ruling in Burma, "Burmese Days" describes both indigenous corruption and Imperial bigotry, when 'after all, natives were natives - interesting, no doubt, but finally only a 'subject' people, an inferior ...Continua
Wrote 4/25/16
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
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
Wrote 11/25/09

Very, very dreary and depressing

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.

Wrote 7/18/08
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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