Why I Write

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141980605
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

Why I Write

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780143036357
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives—and destroyed them. Now, Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Penguin's Great Ideas series features twelve groundbreaking works by some of history's most prodigious thinkers, and each volume is beautifully packaged with a unique type-drive design that highlights the bookmaker's art. Offering great literature in great packages at great prices, this series is ideal for those readers who want to explore and savor the Great Ideas that have shaped the world. Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

Why I Write

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Amereon Limited
ISBN: 9780848833398
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Korean edition of a great collection of 29 essays WHY I WRITE by George Orwell, author of political fables Animal Farm and 1984. Translated by Lee Han Jung. In Korean. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Why I Write

Author: Will Blythe
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316115926
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In this anthology, 26 writers illuminate the motivations at the heart of their creative lives in original essays that are as surprising and varied as their fiction. The contributors include Pat Conroy, Norman Mailor, Rick Moody and David Foster Wallace.

Devotion

Author: Patti Smith
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300218621
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"In lyric essays, a story, poems, and photographs, Smith illuminates the whirl of chance and choice that stokes a writer's imagination, recounting her fascination on the eve of a trip to Paris with Simone Weil and an evocative, accidentally discovered film about Stalin's mass deportation of Estonians. In France, a gravestone, a televised figure-skating competition, a meal, and a garden all converge in what becomes Devotion, [a] ... fairy tale about a young, displaced Estonian skater and a solitary dealer in rare objects and arms. This ... fable about creativity and obsession, possession and freedom is followed by a meditation on how a work of art is, for other artists, a call to action"--Booklist, 08/01/2017.

Why I Write

Author: Saʻādat Ḥasan Manṭo
Publisher: Tranquebar Press
ISBN: 9789384030186
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One of the greatest raconteurs of 20th century, Saadat Hasan Manto declares that he was forcedto write when his wife routinely demandedthat he put bread on the table for the family. He doesn't attribute any genius to his skills as awriter and convinces his readers that the storiestossed a salad. Equally, Manto treats his trystwith Bollywood with disdain and unmasks thecardboard lives of tinsel town when a horse ispainted to double up for a zebra or multiple fansrotate to create a deluge. Two of Manto's favouriteand recurring themes - women and Partition-bizarre morality in the context of femininebeauty and the futile presence of religiosity inthe creation of a nation he was to adopt later ingreatest writer, translated by well known authorand journalist, Aakar Patel showcases SaadatHasan Manto's brilliance while dealing with life'smost mundane things -- graveyards, bummingfrom mythology - and a sharp dissection of whatails the subcontinent even after 6 decades-Hindior Urdu, vile politicians and the hopelessness ofliving under the shadow of fear.

Facing Unpleasant Facts

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547417764
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Essays by the author of 1984 on topics from “remembrances of working in a bookshop [to] recollections of fighting in the Spanish Civil War” (Publishers Weekly). George Orwell was first and foremost an essayist, producing throughout his life an extraordinary array of short nonfiction that reflected—and illuminated—the fraught times in which he lived. “As soon as he began to write something,” comments George Packer in his foreword, “it was as natural for Orwell to propose, generalize, qualify, argue, judge—in short, to think—as it was for Yeats to versify or Dickens to invent.” Facing Unpleasant Facts charts Orwell’s development as a master of the narrative-essay form and unites such classics as “Shooting an Elephant” with lesser-known journalism and passages from his wartime diary. Whether detailing the horrors of Orwell’s boyhood in an English boarding school or bringing to life the sights, sounds, and smells of the Spanish Civil War, these essays weave together the personal and the political in an unmistakable style that is at once plainspoken and brilliantly complex. “Best known for his late-career classics Animal Farm and 1984, George Orwell—who used his given name, Eric Blair, in the earliest pieces of this collection aimed at the aficionado as well as the general reader—was above all a polemicist of the first rank. Organized chronologically, from 1931 through the late 1940s, these in-your-face writings showcase the power of this literary form.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Why We Write

Author: Meredith Maran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602821
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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most—and least—about their vocation. Contributing authors include: Isabel Allende David Baldacci Jennifer Egan James Frey Sue Grafton Sara Gruen Kathryn Harrison Gish Jen Sebastian Junger Mary Karr Michael Lewis Armistead Maupin Terry McMillan Rick Moody Walter Mosley Susan Orlean Ann Patchett Jodi Picoult Jane Smiley Meg Wolitzer

Inadvertent

Author: Karl Ove Knausgård
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300221510
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The second book in the Why I Write series provides generous insight into the creative process of the award-winning Norwegian novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard