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The same man : George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh in love and war

著者: David Lebedoff
出版商: New York : Random House, ©2008.
版本/格式:   图书 : 英语 : 1st ed查看所有的版本和格式
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"George Orwell is best known for Animal Farm and 1984, Evelyn Waugh for Brideshead Revisited and comic novels like Scoop and Vile Bodies. However different they may seem, these two towering figures of twentieth-century literature are linked for the first time in this unconventional biography, which goes beyond the story of their amazing lives to reach the core of their beliefs - a shared vision that was startlingly  再读一些...
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类型/形式: Biography
提及的人: George Orwell; Evelyn Waugh; George Orwell; Evelyn Waugh; George Orwell; Evelyn Waugh
材料类型: 互联网资源
文件类型: 书, 互联网资源
所有的著者/提供者: David Lebedoff
ISBN: 9781400066346 1400066344
OCLC号码: 173218752
描述: xv, 264 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
内容: Cutting class --
At the bottom of the hill --
Mr. Toad on top --
Love finds Eric Blair --
The Waugh to end all Waughs --
The home fires burning --
Yes, we have no bananas --
The meeting --
The same man.
责任: David Lebedoff.
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"George Orwell is best known for Animal Farm and 1984, Evelyn Waugh for Brideshead Revisited and comic novels like Scoop and Vile Bodies. However different they may seem, these two towering figures of twentieth-century literature are linked for the first time in this unconventional biography, which goes beyond the story of their amazing lives to reach the core of their beliefs - a shared vision that was startlingly prescient about our own troubled times." "Waugh and Orwell would meet only once, as the latter lay dying of tuberculosis, yet as The Same Man shows, in their life and work both writers rebelled against a modern world run by a privileged, sometimes brutal, few. Orwell and Waugh were almost alone among their peers in seeing what the future - our time - would bring, and they dedicated their lives to warning us against what was coming: a world of material wealth but few values, an existence without tradition or community or common purpose, where lives are measured in dollars, not sense. They explained why, despite prosperity, so many people feel that our society is headed in the wrong direction. David Lebedoff believes that we need both Orwell and Waugh now more than ever."--Jacket.

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