Der Weg nach Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602510

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Im Jahr 1936 geht George Orwell in die Industriestädte Nordenglands, um an Ort und Stelle zu beobachten, wie Bergleute im Alltag arbeiten und wohnen. Er steigt mit in die Gruben hinunter und berichtet aufmerksam, sachlich, genau, mit Einfühlung und Gespür für die vielfachen Zusammenhänge. Diese Erfahrung führt zu Reflexionen über den Sozialismus als umsichtigen, schwierigen Weg zu Gerechtigkeit und Freiheit.
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The road to Wigan Pier?

managing local authority museums and art galleries

Author: Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

Publisher: The Stationery Office/Tso

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 48

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The Road to Wigan Pier

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: GoodBook Classics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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“The Road to Wigan Pier” sets out a hellish vision of a broken Britain, before delivering a long meditation on creating a fairer society. Its author favours a socialist solution. The first half of this work documents his sociological investigations of the bleak living conditions amongst the working class in Lancashire and Yorkshire in the industrial north of England before World War II. The second half is a long essay on his middle-class upbringing, and the development of his political conscience, questioning British attitudes towards socialism. Quotes from the book: “The food crank is by definition a person willing to cut himself off from human society in the hopes of adding five years onto the life of his carcase; that is, a person out of touch with common humanity.” “In order to hate imperialism, you have got to be part of it.” “Traditions are not killed by facts.” Readers' reviews: “The Road To Wigan Pier was amongst the best books I've read this year.” (Jonfaith, goodreads.com) “One of the best pieces of reportage I have encountered. Orwell discovers the English working class and, with kindness but without sentimentality, he describes what he sees.” (Anthony D Buckley, goodreads.com) “There are, for me three main things that can bring enjoyment from a book, entertainment, education or an intellectual challenge. One of these elements is often enough to make a book worth reading but in The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell manages to combine all three.” (Steve Williams, goodreads.com)
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Erledigt in Paris und London

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602464

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Nach seiner Demission als Polizeioffizier in Burma landet Orwell 1933 in den Slums: bei den Arbeitslosen, Asozialen in Paris, wo er sich als Küchenhilfe in einem Luxusrestaurant verdingt; bei den Pennern von London, mit denen er durch die Gossen und Asyle pilgert. Der unsentimentale, erschütternde Bericht eines Betroffenen.
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The Road from Wigan Pier

Memoirs of a Linguist

Author: Richard D. Lewis

Publisher: Transcreen Publications

ISBN: 9780953439805

Category:

Page: 403

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The Road to Wigan Pier Revisited

Author: Stephen Armstrong

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780338791

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 7146

You think that the recession isn't biting? Look again. You think that the riots in August 2011 were unpredicted? Think again. 75 years after George Orwell's classic expose on life in the North, Stephen Armstrong returns to find that many things have changed, but not always for the better. Here he finds how young girls go missing because of the intransigence of the benefits systems, how fragile hope can be in the face of poverty and why the government stands in the way of a community helping itself. In his journey, taking in Bradford, Sheffield, Liverpool and Wigan, Armstrong reveals a society at the end of its tether, abandoned by all those who speak in its name.
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Orwell's England

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141926635

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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Collected together for the first time, this volume includes the complete text of THE ROAD TO WIGAN PIER - Orwell's vivid and impassioned documentary of unemployment and proletarian life - as well as Orwell's best writing on the political and social condition of England.
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The complete works of George Orwell

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780436231414

Category: Authors, English

Page: 232

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Wigan Pier Revisited

Poverty and Politics in the 80s

Author: Beatrix Campbell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 034900417X

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 4108

A brilliant exposé of poverty and politics in Britain. In 1937 George Orwell published The Road to Wigan Pier, an account of his famous 'urban ride' among the people and places of the Great Depression. Fifty years later we lived through a second Great Depression, and this time the journey north was made by a woman - like Orwell a journalist and a socialist, but, unlike him, working class and a feminist. Wigan Pier Revisited is a devastating record of what Beatrix Campbell saw and heard in towns and cities ravaged by poverty and unemployment. She talked to young mothers on the dole, to miners and their families, to school leavers, battered wives, factory workers, redundant workers; discovered what work, home, family, politics and dignity meant for working-class people. Out of this came her passionate plea for a genuine socialism, one informed by feminism, drawing its strength from the grass roots and responding to people's real needs.
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Auftauchen, um Luft zu holen

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 325760226X

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Ein Vertreter bricht aus dem täglichen Trott aus, kehrt an den Ort seiner Kindheit zurück und erzählt uns dabei sein Leben. Ein hellsichtiges, in seinen Analysen prophetisches Buch.
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The Road from Wigan Pier

The Irresistible Rise of Wigan Athletic

Author: Andrew Ross

Publisher: Dewi Lewis Publishing

ISBN: 9781905928019

Category: Soccer teams

Page: 215

View: 9355

In 10 short years, Wigan Athletic has gone from skid row, propping up the bottom of the Football League and on the verge of bankruptcy, to millionaire's row, proudly sitting alongside Chelsea and Man. U. The club can trace its roots back at least as far as the famous rugby club with which it today shares an uneasy truce and stadium. How it got there is an extraordinary tale, and but for the sheer grit and determination of a handful of people in its early history, it is probable that no football would be played in the town today.
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Tage in Burma

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257602502

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 4854

»Orwell kennen die meisten Leser nur als düsteren ›Big Brother‹-Visionär - die wenigsten wissen, daß der Autor einige Jahre als Kolonialbeamter in Burma tätig war. Vor diesem Erfahrungshintergrund entfaltet er die Geschichte eines britischen Diplomaten in einem burmesischen Außenposten. Lesenswert vor allem wegen der Schilderungen der Landeskultur - und George Orwells bitterböser Abrechnung mit der britischen Kolonial-Mentalität.«
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Der Weg nach Oxiana

Author: Robert Byron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783847720041

Category:

Page: 440

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Das Café der Existenzialisten

Freiheit, Sein und Aprikosencocktails

Author: Sarah Bakewell

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406697658

Category: Philosophy

Page: 448

View: 3947

Wie macht man Philosophie aus Aprikosencocktails? Für Sartre kein Problem: Er machte Philosophie aus einem Schwindelgefühl, aus Voyeurismus, Scham, Sadismus, Revolution, Musik und Sex. Sarah Bakewell erzählt mit wunderbarer Leichtigkeit, wie der Existenzialismus zum Lebensgefühl einer Generation wurde, die sich nach radikaler Freiheit und authentischer Existenz sehnte. Ihre meisterhafte Kollektivbiographie der Existenzialisten ist zugleich eine höchst verführerische Einladung, die existenzialistische Lebenskunst heute neu zu entdecken. „Sarah Bakewell bringt alle Voraussetzungen mit, um uns die Geschichte des Existenzialismus neu zu erzählen. ... Sie schreibt brillant, mit leichter Feder und einem sehr britischen Humor, und bietet faszinierende Einsichten.“ The Guardian „Sie hat den Dreh raus, wie man zentrale Ideen auf den Punkt bringt.“ Financial Times „Skurril, witzig, klar und leidenschaftlich.“ Daily Mail „Ein Page-Turner.“ The Paris Review
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The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2808012845

Category: Study Aids

Page: 46

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Road to Wigan Pier with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Road to Wigan Pier by George Orwell, a non-fiction account of the time Orwell spent living among working-class citizens in Wigan, Barnsley and Sheffield. He provides a vivid depiction of the economic destruction wreaked by the First World War and the Great Depression, as well as the devastating effects of the government’s punitive restrictions on benefits payments. When The Road to Wigan Pier was first published in 1937, its advocacy of Socialism met with a mixed response from critics. Orwell’s subsequent works, including Homage to Catalonia, Animal Farm and 1984 cemented his position as one of the most acclaimed and influential British writers of the 20th century. Find out everything you need to know about The Road to Wigan Pier in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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Die Tochter des Fotografen

Roman. Mit Bonusmaterial für Lesekreise

Author: Kim Edwards

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841202004

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

View: 9984

"Ein Roman zum Bewundern, Betrauern und Begeistertsein." BamS. Lexington, Kentucky, 1964: In einer stürmischen Winternacht liegt die hochschwangere Frau des Arztes David Henry in den Wehen. Sie bringt einen kerngesunden Sohn auf die Welt. Doch die Wehen setzen erneut ein, und dem Jungen folgt eine Zwillingsschwester. Dieses Kind ist behindert. In Sekundenschnelle trifft David eine Entscheidung: Während seine Frau Norah in der Narkose liegt, bittet er die Krankenschwester Caroline, den Säugling stillschweigend in ein Heim zu bringen. Doch Caroline flieht mit dem Mädchen und zieht es allein groß. - So beginnt eine tief bewegende Geschichte, die ein Vierteljahrhundert umspannt. Wie kann eine Frau weiterleben, wenn ihr das Kind genommen wird? Schmerzhaft und schön erzählt Kim Edwards die Schicksalsgeschichte einer Familie. Sie berichtet von Trennungen und Neuanfängen und der erlösenden Kraft der Liebe. "Die Tochter des Fotografen" ist ein überwältigendes Epos über das Lebensglück und Lebensleid. Der Roman war in den USA ein Überrschungserfolg, wochenlang stand er auf Platz 1 der Bestsellerlisten.
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Die deutschen Mörder

die SS-Einsatzgruppen und der Holocaust

Author: Richard Rhodes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404642182

Category:

Page: 480

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