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Matar a un elefante y otros escritos Esta edicion recoge una seleccion de textos de George Orwell escritos entre y Los contenidos se han ordenado segun la fecha de publicacion Novelista ensayista brillante y maestro de periodi

  • Title: Matar a un elefante y otros escritos
  • Author: George Orwell Fondo de Cultura Económica
  • ISBN: 9786071600486
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Paperback
  • Matar a un elefante y otros escritos By George Orwell Fondo de Cultura Económica, Esta edicion recoge una seleccion de textos de George Orwell escritos entre 1936 y 1949 Los contenidos se han ordenado segun la fecha de publicacion Novelista, ensayista brillante y maestro de periodistas, George Orwell vertio en sus columnas semanales para Tribune, bajo el epigrafe A mi antojo, toda la libertada e ironia que sus lectores conocen Ademas se incluyen susEsta edicion recoge una seleccion de textos de George Orwell escritos entre 1936 y 1949 Los contenidos se han ordenado segun la fecha de publicacion Novelista, ensayista brillante y maestro de periodistas, George Orwell vertio en sus columnas semanales para Tribune, bajo el epigrafe A mi antojo, toda la libertada e ironia que sus lectores conocen Ademas se incluyen sus diarios de guerra, sus ensayos sobre el colonialismo o la corrupcion del lenguaje y el clasico Recuerdos de la Guerra Civil espanola.

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    1. Update Here is a free link to this very short story and other writing by Orwell.The end of the Empire came when those who had previously given up their arms and all their wealth to he who wears a pit helmet and burns in the sun realised that Jack was not only as good as his master, but his master was a total dickhead anyway And it was past due time he went home to colder climes and the fat queen who wore a golden crown studded with jewels stolen from their lands This story is about one of the su [...]

    2. This was my introduction to George Orwell s non fiction Supposedly during his lifetime, Orwell was known foremost as an essayist this was quite surprising to me as it was only a couple of years ago that I d ever even heard mention of Orwell writing non fiction This collection of essays really impressed me.Firstly, the subject matter was very varied, discussing Orwell s observations during his time in Burma, his stay in a French hospital very horrific , and also his views on books, literary figur [...]

    3. Surely, a vivid account of the oppression and futility of British colonialism in the East, or anywhere colonialism sets up its tent Further it shows how the oppressor also becomes the oppressed by having to wear a mask to fit the role of oppressor, then the mask becomes their face.It is also a fine study, I believe, of our interior lives and its workings A ringing metaphor for the roles we find ourselves playing to subscribe to the s and culture of our land How who and what we are can be crushed [...]

    4. Why has it taken me so long to discover George Orwell s non fiction Ever since reading 1984 when I was a teenager I ve known Orwell was an excellent writer, but I didn t know just how extensive a range he had Fiction, journalism, literary criticism, political and social commentary, memoir there appears to be nothing Orwell couldn t turn his hand to This volume includes a range of Orwell s essays from the 1930s and 1940s, with subjects including Orwell s time as a policeman in Burma, the years he [...]

    5. A teacher my second term of college said I should drop out because of how much I liked Shooting an Elephant In retrospect, I realize exactly how much of a commentary on her that is Moral of the story, don t go to community college.

    6. Published first in 1936, it is not known if this short story by Orwell is fiction or non fiction This is a snapshot of British Imperialism on the individuals level, and it s perception from both sides politically of the human experience A local British official in Colonial Burma is ask to deal with a working elephant run amok in the village The official, possibly Orwell himself, is torn between shooting the elephant and waiting for his handler to return He really doesn t want to shoot the elepha [...]

    7. He does not want to kill the elephant but he is a British police officer in his country s colony Burma and two thousand he must be exaggerating yellow faced Burmese are watching, expecting him to kill the beast who had gone on a rampage, killing a cow, destroying crops and houses and causing the death of a native Yet it is now calm, peacefully eating grass, and its owner may soon arrive and bring him home.The rulers, however, have masks to wear and a reputation to protect They cannot afford to b [...]

    8. Lovely I can t believe I let this sit on my shelf for 3 years before getting round to it I have not read Orwell before, save for Animal Farm as a teenager, and didn t realise what a sharp essayist he is I certainly intend to read Certainly I m no Orwell expert, but here are a few things I do notice from this collection 1 How much he is a proletariat voice, despite his middle class family background and relatively elite education admittedly on scholarship witness his criticism of Dickens lack of [...]

    9. As seen in my link textAlthough a writer, Orwell was primarily a journalist As a result, the sheer necessity to extricate himself from the depiction of something he his witnessing first hand is quite evident along his works What differentiates him from his other novelist journalists of his epoch such as Steinbeck or Hemmingway is the ability to drop a considerable amount of humanity into his accounts The essay A Hanging in which Orwell describes how it was to witness a public execution of a pris [...]

    10. This book was probably one of the most interesting novels I have ever read It is not a traditional book, which is one thing I liked a lot about it It is actually a collection of essays by George Orwell I have read Animal Farm, by George Orwell as well, and that was one of the most amazing books I have ever read on an analytical level One of my favorite essays was about Gandhi, whom is obviously a very convtroversal man His ideals are widely debated all around the world.One of the most interestin [...]

    11. Shooting an Elephant was an eye opener for me I read this story for the first time in my lecture Masculinities in Literature and Popular Culture , that is, in the context of masculinity of a white, imperialist British officer in contrast to the colonized Indians and Burmese It was my second book by Orwell the first being Animal Farm, followed by 1984 and the legendary writer and thinker had already become a fav This book offers an insight into the minds of some British officers, through the lens [...]

    12. Reading Orwell is like reading my own thoughts Having him write them out for me is almost like spiritual experience For lack of a better word No, he d hate the words spiritual experience It s like mindblow That s what it is He wouldn t have known what that is Unless he d already thought of that back when Like he did so many other things It s almost creapy.Here are some of the best essays, articles, letters of the volume I read Why I WriteKind of like having a person you greatly admire let you in [...]

    13. I have read some autobiographical essays, just the like of my favorite ones by Richard Rodriguez, considered as one of America s best essayists But this one by George Orwell , is, for me, remarkable in comparison I was impressed I liked it simple but transparent, plainspoken, and persuasively natural I would say that this is the kind of writing styles I would like to imitate George Orwell wrote about his anecdotal experience as a military policeman in Burma Myanmar now under the British governm [...]

    14. My dad, who is in China, shared a picture he took of an elephant grand creatures which are ugly in a beautiful sort of way Along with the photo, Dad suggested reading Orwell s Shooting an Elephant to further our education It is a short essay written about a personal experience by Orwell He is a police officer in Burma caught in the middle of a triangle of contempt against the natives who resent the oppressive reign of the British and thus mock Orwell, against the British for their tyranny and ag [...]

    15. I always find reading George Orwell s essays pleasurable, therefore, it s my joy to come across this paperback a few years ago in a bookstore in BKK I read each voraciously and wondered why he wrote so well, so superbly that he should deserve to be honored as a writer with fantastic writing style I m sorry I don t have this book nearby it s been lent to my student to read during her summer holidays since last week , however, these are my favorites 1 Why I Write, 2 Bookshop Memories, 3 Confession [...]

    16. i love george orwell one of the most intelligent authors ever, he also has a profound insight into human nature i would recommend anything he has written this is a particularly short read but definitely worthwhile this was based on something that happened to him early on and likely is what jaded him to people or maybe i am projecting and this is what jaded me to people what i took from this is, society is full of a holes.

    17. This was insanely good.One thing that Orwell does and seems to be the best at is the clarity He goes on, explains the premise, then gets to the point and the point is as clear as possible The book is definitely worth reading, as the stuff in it is still relevant now.And, Orwell might be the only author who can start an essay with the common toad and make such a good point on living.

    18. I will admit I began reading this book not just because it was by George Orwell an author for whom I have the greatest respect but also because the title essay was one I remembered as having had to study years ago, in school Shooting an Elephant, like the essay that immediately follows it A Hanging is a memoir from Orwell s days as a British civil servant in Burma On its surface, a straightforward account of a dramatic in greater or lesser degree, depending upon which of these two essays you re [...]

    19. For at that time I had already made up my mind that imperialism was an evil thing and the sooner I chucked up my job and got out of it the better Theoretically and secretly, of course I was all for the Burmese and all against their oppressors, the British As for the job I was doing, I hated it bitterly than I can perhaps make clear In a job like that you see the dirty work of Empire at close quarters.

    20. For a period of about 5 years, George Orwell the anti imperialist writer held the position of Assistant Superintendent in the Indian Imperial Police in Burma where he possibly was involved in a situation akin to that of the essay s narrator Written in the first person, the essay describes the experience of an English police officer possibly Orwell himself who was obliged by his own fear of being judged to shoot an elephant Becausea white man s freedom is destroyed when he turns tyrantas Orwell s [...]

    21. When the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys.He becomes a sort of hollow,posing dummy,the conventional figure of a sahib.For it is the condition of his rule that he shall spend his life in trying to impress the natives ,and so in every crisis he has got to do what the natives expect of him.He wears a mask and his face grows to fit it The man who becomes a tyrant has already signed and agreed with the terms of the condemnation of his freedom,at least in a spiritual, esot [...]

    22. This is about to destROy my challenge aesthetics because the cover picture is so ugly.A really interesting essay collection I think you can see alot of his inspirations behind his novels like 1984 and Animal Farm in his essays Some essays I didn t particularly care for like the Charles Dickens one, I thought it was really boring and slowed down my reading a lot Books vs Cigarettes, reflections on Ghandi, shooting an elephant, and looking back on the spanish war were my favourite.

    23. I perceived in this moment that when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys He becomes a sort of hollow, posing dummy, the conventionalized figure of a sahib

    24. This collection of essays is crucial in understanding George Orwell s view on writing, politics, education, and life in general It helped me understand why he wrote what he wrote.

    25. George Orwell is best remembered for his dystopian masterpiece Nineteen Eighty Four and allegorical novella Animal Farm but he was also an extremely gifted essayist Shooting an Elephant collects some of his finest essays along with some less than sparkling ones The Spike and How The Poor Die are good accompaniments to his excellent work of reportage, Down and Out in Paris and London, focusing on the lives of tramps and their horrific treatment in the dingiest of hospitals which he experienced fi [...]

    26. I have like 6 pages of notes on this book It was my pick for the Jordabecker Book Club and I think it was a good choice We hadn t done a book of essays and we weren t sure how it would go, but it went well If one particular essay didn t grip us, perhaps another would I think we all found something we could relate to.I read Shooting an Elephant out loud to my 7th grade class It ties in wonderfully with the standards Here you go, I pulled a couple from The Indiana Dept of Education Go ahead and cl [...]

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