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Eileen

Autor Sylvia Topp
en Limba Engleză Hardback – 5 mar 2020
Eileen: The Making of Orwell is the first on this extraordinary woman who has been until now unjustly overlooked. It examines the Blairs' nine year marriage, from a tiny village where they grew vegetables and tended their own goats and chickens, through the dangers of the Spanish Civil War, nursing George in Morocco after a severe bout of tubercular bleeding, narrowly escaping the destruction of their London apartment in World War II, and even adopting a baby boy when it became apparent that they were unable to have their own child. And their partnership produced some of the greatest works in English literature. "Now," George told a friend the night he met Eileen O'Shaughnessy, "that's the kind of girl I would like to marry." The year before, Eileen had published a futuristic poem called End of the Century, 1984. Later, George would name his greatest work, 1984, in homage to the memory of Eileen.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781783527083
ISBN-10: 1783527080
Pagini: 496
Dimensiuni: 162 x 240 x 45 mm
Greutate: 0.82 kg
Editura: Unbound

Notă biografică

Sylvia Topp has worked in publishing since college, starting as a copy editor on medical journals, then moving to freelance editing at major literary publishing houses. She was the long-time wife and partner of Tuli Kupferberg, a Beat poet who later was a co-founder, in 1964, of the Fugs, a legendary rock and roll band. Together Sylvia and Tuli wrote, edited, and designed over thirty books and magazines, including As They Were1001 Ways to Live Without Working, and Yeah! magazine. Sylvia joined the staff at The Soho Weekly Newsand later The Village Voice, before finishing her publishing career at Vanity FairEileen is her first book. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Descriere

Zelda, Nora, Vera, and now Eileen - this is the story of George Orwell's first wife, a woman who shaped, supported and even saved the life of one of twentieth century's greatest writers

Cuprins

Foreword by Peter Davison ix

Introduction by Sylvia Topp xiii

1 A Complicated Ancestry 1

2 Head Girl at High School 21

3 Honours at Oxford 41

4 Between Oxford and Orwell 71

5 A Whirlwind Courtship 97

6 Orwell in Love 119

7 Six Happy Months of Marriage 133

8 Escape from Catalonia 163

9 From Overwork to Near Tragedy 189

10 Abandoned Again 211

11 Coming Up for Air in Morocco 231

12 War Ends the Wallington Experiment 259

13 The Worst Years of Her Life 289

14 Coming into Her Own at Last 315

15 But Smooth Sailing Was Never an Option 341

16 Nearly a Happy Ending 373

Epilogue: Orwell Without Eileen 407

Appendix: Two Complete Letters by Eileen 413

Notes 423

A Note of Appreciation 455

Index 461

Supporters 471