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  • Down and Out in Paris and London
  • George Orwell
  • English
  • 13 March 2018
  • 9780156262248

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  1. says:

    Do not read this book if you are unemployedDo not read this book if you are homelessDo not read this book if you are worried about the tanking economyDo not read this book if you have no retirement savingsDo not read this book if you don't like eating stale bread and margarineDo not read this book if you like eating in restaurantsDo not read this book if you are sensitive to foul odorsDo not read this book if you are one of those

  2. says:

    As anyone who has read 1984 can attest Orwell is among other things a master of disgust a writer who can describe a sualid apartment building an aging painted whore or a drunken old man with just the right details to make the reader's nose twitch with displeasure his stomach rise into the throat with revulsion What makes this book so good is that although he may continually evoke this reaction in his account of the working and the wanderi

  3. says:

    “It is a feeling of relief almost of pleasure at knowing yourself at last genuinely down and out You have talked so often

  4. says:

    this book isn't going to cause anyone to have the huge revelation that poverty is hard or anything because duh but it also doesn't piss me off the way morgan spurlock pisses me off because orwell makes his story come alive and there is so much local color so many individual life stories in here that this book despite be

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    Down and Out in Paris and London George OrwellDown and Out in Paris and London is the first full length work by the British author George Orwell published in 1933 It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities

  6. says:

    Orwell demonstrates his social conscience and empathy for the poor which I think makes his famous attacks on totalitarianism credibl

  7. says:

    İ´ve read the Essay “Paris Ve Londra'da Beş Parasız” written by George Orwell It´s a biography of his own life and personal experiences After George Orwell´s cancellation as officer of the British colonial power he flew to Paris to w

  8. says:

    Orwell’s take on destitution was every bit as good as I expected it to be beautifully phrased meticulous honest

  9. says:

    Do not read this book while eating I've been told that this book is semi autobiographical If so George Orwell h

  10. says:

    The film Midnight in Paris begins with some beautiful scenes of Paris the Louvre Notre Dame the Seine the Sorbonne the Eiffle Tower the arc d

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Down and Out in Paris and London

Es The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose of the kitchens of posh French restaurants where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher or plongeur In Londo Down and Out in Paris and London George OrwellDown and Out in Paris and London is the first full length work by the British author George Orwell published in 1933 It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities The first part is an account of living in near destitution in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the tramp s perspective with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins 2006 1362 318 20 1385 269 964667190 1389 9789642763474 1394 286 9786005205558 1933 1928 1927

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N while waiting for a job he experiences the world of tramps street people and free lodging houses In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and of societ Orwell s take on destitution was every bit as good as I expected it to be beautifully phrased meticulous honest funny but also moving and along with his own vivid experiences of living a hand to mouth existence he blends the testimonies of other refugees and homeless people in Paris and London This book might not have even come about had it not been for a thief who pinched the last of an ailing Orwell s savings from his Paris boarding room in 1929 thus leading him to search for dishwashing work in the kitchens of the French capital Yes Paris was indeed a tough place to find shelter between the wars and even though Orwell eventually found a job at the anonymous Hotel X a place where dirty roast chickens were served and chefs spat in soup he remained without pay for ten days and so was forced to sleep on a bench until he had enough to cover rent Throughout the book when he did manage to find somewhere to stay some of the beds even had blocks of wood for pillows The Paris slums are a gathering place for eccentric people people who have fallen into solitary half mad grooves of life and given up trying to be normal or decent Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour just as money frees people from work he wrote then although his sympathies were firmly with his fellow beggars The book both illuminates the huge change between 1933 and now and exposes horrifying similarities As Orwell reveals the cruelty of a lack of workers rights where livelihoods are lost overnight or jobs not secure from one day to the next day a modern audience cannot help but hear the words zero hours contracts Job insecurity is still a major driver of homelessness nearly 90 years later When in London Orwell describes the police arresting rough sleepers or moving them on he foreshadows recent events such as the cleansing of the streets of Windsor before the royal wedding and fines presented to beggars in Coventry As he describes the stories in the Sunday papers about beggarswith two thousand pounds sewn into their trousers we can hear the headlines from this very year in a national newspaper proclaiming fake homeless are earning 150 a day Orwell s books however are than just treatises aiming to right the political wrongs Aside from his political intentions much of Orwell s appeal has always rested in his brilliance as a writer his ability to distil vast ideas or injustices into the most perfect phrases his descriptive passages artfully conjuring the slum backstreets of 1930s Paris and his sense of the preciousness of humanity bringing clarity and colour to people s lives through all all the filth dirt and smelly bodies Orwell writes here and there with small moments of beauty that at first don t feel immediately apparent And when he writes of the people he meets in Down and Out are just ordinary human beings he is stating a simple and obvious fact but one that even today is still too often forgottenOf the two cities I found the London half of the book the interesting as I don t know a great deal about the English capital whereas Paris through my own knowledge and that provided by countless other writers nothing surprised me Although it had it s funny moments the seriousness of poverty really makes you sit up and take notice This is just of an important read now as it was back then

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This unusual fictional memoir in good part autobiographical narrates without self pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down and outs of two great citi As anyone who has read 1984 can attest Orwell is among other things a master of disgust a writer who can describe a sualid apartment building an aging painted whore or a drunken old man with just the right details to make the reader s nose twitch with displeasure his stomach rise into the throat with revulsion What makes this book so good is that although he may continually evoke this reaction in his account of the working and the wandering poor Orwell never demeans or dismisses the human beings who live in this repulsive environment The people he describes may be disgusting but they are often resourceful too and Orwell makes it clear that it is the economic system itself not the character flaws of particular individuals caught up in the system which is to blame for so much sualor and suffering I would recommend this book to anyone who wishes to read a vivid description of the conditions of those who live beneath the underbelly of society and the stratagems they use to survive whether they be recently impoverished men endeavoring to maintain respectability Paris dishwashers sweating through their underground existence or British tramps enduring the daily bone wearying trek for a cheap place to lay their heads


About the Author: George Orwell

Eric Arthur Blair better known by his pen name George Orwell was an English author and journalist His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit a profound awareness of social injustice an intense opposition to totalitarianism a passion for clarity in language and a belief in democratic socialismIn addition to his literary career Orwell served as a police officer with the Indian Imperial