Book Discussion on Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation

Mr. Meyers talked about his biography, Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation, published by W.W. Norton and Co. The book… read more

Mr. Meyers talked about his biography, Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation, published by W.W. Norton and Co. The book explores the complex personal history of the writer and political thinker whose visionary work produced the great anti-utopias of twentieth-century literature . Meyers draws on a close study of the new edition of George Orwell’s Complete Works, interviews with his family and friends, and unpublished material in the Orwell Archive in London. A child of the waning British Empire, Orwell came to reject the stifling class system of his birth, and through his writing forged a new social consciousness that continues to engage modern intellectual thought. Meyers’s work also reveals Orwell’s human failings, including his childhood insecurities, his political dilemmas, and his conflicted relationships with women. close

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Book Discussion on Orwell: Wintry Conscience of a Generation

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Mar 11, 2001
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Mar 12, 2001

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  • Mar 11, 2001 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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