U Po Kyin, Sub-divisional Magistrate of Kyauktada, is plotting his downfall. Julia Engelmann Buch George Orwell Flory becomes a timber merchant, in the north of the country and living in Kyauktada (Katha).
A small town of 4,000 at the edge of the formidable jungle, but it is the capital of the district with a railroad, hospital, courts and a jail of course and theIn the 1920's an obscure young Englishman named John Flory, obviously modeled after George Orwell himself, goes to colonial Burma to make his fortune, "The Road to Mandalay" this is not.
I’ve read a touch of Orwell before - his most famous works, 1984 and Animal Farm - and been impressed with the ideas but gI tend to hold back a bit when it comes to reviewing books chalked up as ‘classics’ since behind every classic book is a classic author with an inevitable legion of fans convinced every word they penned was solid gold. However, better later than never to bump into a classic. Not because of George Orwell's style, which is plain and elegant, but because of the repellant cast of characters. Both stories focus on the physical and psychological struggles of the impoverished. Schon beim Aktivieren werden Daten an Dritte übertragen – siehe Specifically, Orwell says that he wanted to write "enormous naturalistic novels with unhappy endings, full of detailed descriptions and arresting similes, and also full of purple passages in which words were used partly for the sake of their sIn George Orwell's essay "Why I Write," he says that his first published work of fiction, Burmese Days (1934), is the kind of book that he aspired to write at the age of sixteen when a passage from Milton's Paradise Lost sent "shivers down [his] backbone." Guy de Maupassant, Véronique Olmi, Christian Pernath He knows he is ugly, disfigured - he has known since he was a boy in public school. As Orwell is one of my favorite authors for a number of reasons, I of course have to read all of his work.
Graham Greene Burmese Days, written by George Orwell and published in 1934, is a critique of British imperialism and its effects on individuals and cultures.Set in the fictional district of Kyauktada in Upper Burma, at that time part of the British Raj, the novel tells the story of Flory, a 35-year-old English timber merchant who has spent his adult life in Burma. The Question and Answer section for Burmese Days is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. George Orwell
I'm not sure that I agree with Orwell's implication that one finds the same kind of descriptions, similes, and "purple passages" in PL to which he aspired; however, I do agree with him in saying that he achieves his teen-aged aspiration in Burmese Days. It was lucky that the padre should have been at Kyauktada, for he was able, before catching the train on the following evening, to read the burial service in due form and even to deliver a short address on the virtues of the dead man.