Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Author: George Orwell

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858008474946

Category: Authors

Page: 314

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Keep The Aspidistra Flying is set in London in 1934. The novel tells the story of a copywriter who embarks on a new career, with disastrous consequences. His disaffection with middle-class respectability is tempered by Rosemary, his faithful friend.

Modern Classics Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Modern Classics Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9780141395470

Category: Fiction

Page: 0

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Gordon Comstock loathes dull, middle-class respectability and worship of money. He gives up a 'good job' in advertising to work part-time in a bookshop, giving him more time to write. But he slides instead into a self-induced poverty that destroys his creativity and his spirit. Only Rosemary, ever-faithful Rosemary, has the strength to challenge his commitment to his chosen way of life. Through the character of Gordon Comstock, Orwell reveals his own disaffection with the society he once himself renounced. Enlivened with vivid autobiographical detail, George Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying is a tragically witty account of the struggle to escape from a materialistic existence, with an introduction by Peter Davison in Penguin Modern Classics.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472133083

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A new edition of Orwell's end-of-tether third novel, introduced and annotated by his biographer, D.J. Taylor First published in 1936, and drawing on Orwell's own experiences of working in a Hampstead bookshop, Keep the Aspidistra Flying tracks the career of Gordon Comstock ('nearly 30 and moth-eaten already') a struggling poet who tries to rebel against the conventions of middle-class English life, only to be drawn inexorably back into the world that grinds him down. This new edition includes an introduction and extensive end-notes, and an appendix containing original responses to the novel as well as letters and documents from the period in which it was written.

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Keep the Aspidistra Flying

Author: Eric Arthur Blair

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547186038

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Keep the Aspidistra Flying" by Eric Arthur Blair. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

George Orwell and His Message

George Orwell and His Message

Author: Hasan Çakır

Publisher: Eğitim Yayınevi

ISBN: 9786054392698

Category: Education

Page: 305

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In this book, you will find the critical examination of George orwell's six novels in terms of indispensable fictional elements and the appreciation of his succes in using such elements. In their respective order, the novels are in the examination: Burmese Days, A Clergyman's Daughter, To Keep the Aspidistra Flaying, Coming Up For Air, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Animal Farm. The findings are explanied in a clear style. The examination is unique to texts, specific to the topics, informative to read and instructive to check the literary qyalities of the novels with pertinent page and chapter references.

Designing Fictions

Designing Fictions

Author: Michael L. Ross

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773583986

Category: Literary Criticism

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Advertising, long a controlling force in industrial society, has provoked an important body of imaginative work by English language writers. Michael Ross's Designing Fictions is the first study to investigate this symbiotic relationship on a broad scale. In view of the appreciable overlap between literary and promotional writing, Ross asks whether imaginative fiction has the latitude to critique advertising as an industry and as a literary form, and finds that intended critiques, time and again, turn out to be shot through with ambivalence. The texts considered include a wide range of books by British, American, and Canadian authors, from H.G. Wells’s pioneering fictional treatment of mass marketing in Tono-Bungay (1909) to Joshua Ferris’s depiction of a faltering Chicago agency in Then We Came to the End (2007). Along the way, among other examples, Ross discusses George Orwell’s seriocomic study of the stand-off between poetry and advertising in his 1936 novel Keep the Aspidistra Flying and Margaret Atwood’s probing of the impact of promotion on perception in The Edible Woman (1969). The final chapter of the book considers the popular television series Mad Men, where the tension between artistic and commercial pressures is especially acute. Written in a straightforward style for a wide audience of readers, Designing Fictions argues that the impact of advertising is universal and discussions of its significance should not be restricted to a narrow group of specialists.