Orwell invokes the spell of the orient well he has put his personal experiences in Burma s to good se An excellent author giving value for money The main characters of the saga are beautifully drawn It captured my attention to the very last page Institutionalised racism by the colonials provides both the context and the driving force for most of the characters Our hero if that s the right word at least puts p some token resistance When "push comes to shove though he is also found to be "comes to shove though he is also found to be
"S Own Experiences In "own experiences in add authenticity to his description of some pretty vapid lifestylesI m torn between four and five stars so my rating errs on the generous side Orwell is one of my favourite authors was always ahead of his time as this book reveals Read 1984 for example This book relates to his time as a policeman in Burma how the experience changed his life The topic is relevant today as it revolves around racism authority the police Although written in c1932 so the format seems dated the message it conveys is for today Loved it I haved visited Burma Myanmar and after reading this want to go back Colonialism Love Hatred Rejection Friendship Dispare Poverty Aristocracy Loyalty Courage Rebellion. 110. Politics Treachery Injustice Burma this is what the book all aboutBurmese Days "tells the truth about how today s world truth doesn t always "the truth about how in today s world truth doesn t always but on the contrary the cunning can change the false into truthThis book will leave the reader with the feeling of loss and melancholy I thoroughly enjoyed it This Everyman s Edition is a handy compilation of three of Orwell s earlier novels They probably have not been added very much to school course lists because I would think they have been nfairly over shadowed by Nineteen Eighty Four and Animal Farm If you haven t read these go ahead and do so I personally enjoyed Burmese Days very much Orwell spent some years in Burma as a British civil servant He constructs a very interesting and compelling plot which nderscores the problems of the British Raj at the time Orwell s description of the persons place and climate put you right there in the thick of it this is a page turner all the way Reminds me somewhat of the Somerset Maugham short stories set in the East which are very atmospheric I was happy to read the Aspidistra novel and found it interesting but only
slightly the main character s irrational poses become very wearisome perhaps Orwell was pa. the main character s irrational poses become very wearisome perhaps Orwell was pa. sh. ,
characters Burmese Days: Keep the Aspidistra Flying. Coming Up for Air,
Rtially autobiographical here and was attempting to exorcise some demons Coming Up "For Air Is Much "Air is much very humourous stream of conscious narration by the main character as he goes through his life crisisas does England The Everyman s series are also well made very collectable volumes which you wish to keep in your permanent library they are very low priced for the ality offered This is
a brilliant and insightful story centered on the nature of racism and colonialism in Burma now Myanmar in the timeframebrilliant and insightful story centered on the nature of racism and colonialism in Burma now Myanmar in the
Timeframe World War I Orwell Spent ConsiderableWorld War I Orwell spent considerable in that country so he has a good Les Altaens : Peuple turc des montagnes de Sibrie understanding of the society he is describing He also has a great deal to say about the subculture of the British colonists in Burma and he portrays that subculture as highly insulated and at times nearly suffocating and it s conformity and judgementalismThroughout much of this work people are grasping for status It is particularly tragic that the status and prosperity of an indigenous person can well depend on a friendly relationship with even one of the British citizens in that country In such a system a lot of good people come to a sad end and a lot of small minded and even deeply corrupt andnethical people rise. Ippi.