(ebook / PDF) Down and Out in Paris and London AUTHOR George Orwell



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  1. says:

    Do not read this book if you are unemployedDo not read this book if you are homelessDo not read this book if you are worried about the tanking economyDo not read this book if you have no retirement savingsDo not read this book if you don't like eating stale bread and margarineDo not read this book if you like eating in restaurantsDo not read this book if you are sensitive to foul odorsDo not read this book if you are on

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    As anyone who has read 1984 can attest Orwell is among other things a master of disgust a writer who can describe a sualid apartment building an aging painted whore or a drunken old man with just the right detai

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    “It is a feeling of relief almost of pleasure at knowing yourself at last genuinely down and out You have talked so often of going to the dogs and well here are the dogs and you have reached them and you can stand it It takes off a lot of anxiety” In 1927 Eric Arthur Blair AKA George Orwell gives up his job as a policeman in Burma and mov

  4. says:

    this book isn't going to cause anyone to have the huge revelation that poverty is hard or anything because duh but it also doesn't piss me off the way morgan spurlock pisses me off because orwell makes his story come alive and there is so much local color so many individual life stories in here that this book despite being horribly depressing

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    Down and Out in Paris and London George OrwellDown and Out in Paris and London is the first full length work by the British author George Orwell published in 1933 It is a memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities The first part is an account of living in near destitution in Paris and the experience of casual labour in restaurant kitchens The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London f

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    Orwell demonstrates his social conscience and empathy for the poor which I think makes his famous attacks on totalitarianism credible This is also an interesting novel to read for a glimpse into Paris and London of that time between 1900 and 1930 Orwell worked in some restaurants and his view from the kitchen is far less romantic than Hemingway’s perspective from the tableNot really a classic or a masterpiece but a book that should be rea

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    İ´ve read the Essay “Paris Ve Londra'da Beş Parasız” written by George Orwell It´s a biography of his own life and personal experiences

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    Orwell’s take on destitution was every bit as good as I expected it to be beautifully phrased meticulous honest funny but also moving and along with his own vivid experiences of living a hand to mouth existence he blends the testimonies of other refugees and homeless people in Paris and London This book might not have even come about had it not been for a thief who pinched the last of an ailing Orwell’s savings from

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    Do not read this book while eating I've been told that this book is semi autobiographical If so George Orwell had an even interesting life than I'd imagined This book was disturbing insightful and also funny great great characters some just plain weirdThe first half of the book depicts the main character's experiences living in poverty in ParisSome of the descriptions about the living and working conditions are uite grue

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    The film Midnight in Paris begins with some beautiful scenes of Paris the Louvre Notre Dame the Seine the Sorbonne the Eiffle Tower the arc de triomphe And before long arrives a parade of artistes from the 1920s milieu Hemmingway Bunuel Dali etc all speaking SparkNotes But in the distant background very distan

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This unusual fictional memoir in good part autobiographical narrates without self pity and often with humor the adventures of a penniless British writer among the down and outs of two great citi. It is a feeling of relief almost of pleasure at knowing yourself at last genuinely down and out You have talked so often of going to the dogs and well here are the dogs and you have reached them and you can stand it It takes off a lot of anxiety In 1927 Eric Arthur Blair AKA George Orwell gives up his job as a policeman in Burma and moves back to his lodgings on Portobello Road in London with the intention of being a writer Like with many artists writers and those that wished to be one or the other the siren song of Paris beckoned Orwell In 1928 he moves to The City of Light It was lamplight that strange purplish gleam of the Paris lamps and beyond the river the Eiffel Tower flashed from top to bottom with zigzag skysigns like enormous snakes of fire His lodgings are robbed by an Italian man a trollop he has brought back to his room for what can be presumed for a carnal dalliance but one must have a proper story for the parents especially when one is soliciting funds This is really the beginning of a rather abrupt slide into poverty Little did he know this change of circumstances was going to provide him with the material he needed to get published A gagger beggar or street performer of any kindI do hope that everyone has had an opportunity to experience some poverty When I was in college I had several moments where my gas tank was on E that amber dot nearly burned a hole in my retina and well food skipping a few meals builds character The one thing that I learned about my brief bouts of impecuniousness was that I didn t like it The anxiety of potentially revealing the precarious nature of my affairs was much excruciating than the discomfort of hunger or even the tension inspired by the keenly tuned ear listening intently for the first cough of an engine starved for gas The mind does sharpen when deprived of nutrientsA moocher one who begs outright without pretense of doing a trade A slice of Orwell s ParisOrwell does become truly down and out barely scraping together enough money to maintain lodging Everything pawnable or salable is already in the shops and now he must find a job He tramps for miles all over the city following rumors of employment He finally lands a position at a hotel restaurant washing dishes It isn t particularly difficult work but the hours are unbelievably long Since he is on the lowest rung of the very tall totem pole he is roundly cursed by everyone Do you see that That is the type of plongeur they send us nowadays Where do you come from idiot From Charenton I suppose There is a large lunatic asylum at Charenton From England I said I might have known it Well mon cher monsieur L Anglais may I inform you that you are the son of a whore I got this kind of reception every time I went to the kitchen for I always made some mistake I was expected to know the work and was cursed accordingly From curiosity I counted the number of times I was called mauereau during the day and it was thirty nineA glimmer one who watches vacant motor cars Down and Out in parisThere is a camaraderie that comes from working long hours from getting up with aching muscles and a wool stuffed head from too little sleep While in college I worked for a used bookstore that was the size of a grocery store We were always understaffed sometimes ridiculously understaffed We needed three cashiers and generally had two We needed three book buyers and generally had one It wasn t infreuent for people to work double shifts not for the money but because we couldn t stand to think of our comrades left facing impossible odds What was crazy is after we closed the store we would sit out in the parking lot or when we could afford it go get a drink and talk about books or about the craziness that happened during our shift until the wee hours of the morning We were as bonded as soldiers in the trench because we were survivors We didn t bother to learn much about newbies until they had been there a month because chances were they would last a week or less We were working for 4 an hour A drop money given to a beggar The endless stream of dirty dishes is truly an Orwellian nightmareWhile working in this fine restaurant Orwell did reveal some things that made me ueasy When a steak for instance is brought up for the head cook s inspection he does not handle it with a fork He picks it up in his fingers and slaps it down runs his thumb around the dish and licks it to taste the gravy runs it round and licks again the steps back and contemplates the piece of meal like an artist judging a picture then presses it lovingly into place with his fat pink fingers every one of which he has licked a hundred times that morning But the place of course is kept spic and span right Everywhere in the service uarters dirt festered a secret vein of dirt running through the garish hotel like the intestines through a man s body You may reassure yourself that restaurants are much better regulated now than they were in Paris in the 1920s and they are but chat with a few people who work in the industry and it may not be as easy to reassure yourself A flattie a policemanI always marvel at people that make a complete ass out of themselves berating a waiter in a restaurant The distance that food must be carried from the cook to the table there is so much time for a waiter to enact some form of petty but very satisfying revenge on some disrespectful jerkTo knock off to steal Waiters in good hotels do not wear moustaches and to show their superiority they decree that plongeurs shall not wear them either and the cooks wear the moustaches to show their contempt for the waiters Thus Orwell had to shave his moustachesHenry Miller was in Paris about the same time as Orwell Miller wrote his books without worrying about what mommy and daddy might think Orwell certainly put his remembrances through a strainer and certainly this book does not have the gritty intensity of a Miller novel The descriptions of his time in the Paris restaurants are 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Down and Out in Paris and London

Es The Parisian episode is fascinating for its expose of the kitchens of posh French restaurants where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher or plongeur In Londo. this book isn t going to cause anyone to have the huge revelation that poverty is hard or anything because duh but it also doesn t piss me off the way morgan spurlock pisses me off because orwell makes his story come alive and there is so much local color so many individual life stories in here that this book despite being horribly depressing is also full of the resourcefulness of man and the resilience of people that have been left by the wayside it is triumphant not manipulativei liked the part when he was down and out in paris better than the part he was down and out in england even though he had a handy exit strategy in england in the form of someone who was willing to lend him money when he was truly and completely broke and even though he only had to live the tramp s life for a month in england before his job started the english parts were just so much dismal so horrifyingly bleak in paris poverty is almost a lark the accommodations are better the homeless are allowed to congregate beneath bridges and these is almost a romantic tinge to being pennilessengland is just grim flat out grim big ups to orwell for his details the smells and the disease and the horror of unwashed men being forced into cramped uarters are unfortunately very well rendered and can be uite sickening at times and the conditions of fine parisian restaurants at the time shudder don t read this while you are eatingbut this book will make you want to eat truly the days without food the dizziness the suffering i ate like a hog on sunday and felt very guilty for doing so while reading this but it left such a hollow in me i had to fill it somehow and yes this book was somewhat fabricated and is like thoreau in the wilderness but that doesn t make orwell s observations any less legitimate or powerful thank you for writing such a fine book george orwellcome to my blog Earthfall (Homecoming, restaurants where the narrator works at the bottom of the culinary echelon as dishwasher or plongeur In Londo. this book isn t going to cause anyone to have the huge A Daddy for Christmas revelation that poverty is hard or anything because duh but it also doesn t piss me off the way morgan spurlock pisses me off because orwell makes his story come alive and there is so much local color so many individual life stories in here that this book despite being horribly depressing is also full of the Banned in Britain resourcefulness of man and the Hour of the Beast resilience of people that have been left by the wayside it is triumphant not manipulativei liked the part when he was down and out in paris better than the part he was down and out in england even though he had a handy exit strategy in england in the form of someone who was willing to lend him money when he was truly and completely broke and even though he only had to live the tramp s life for a month in england before his job started the english parts were just so much dismal so horrifyingly bleak in paris poverty is almost a lark the accommodations are better the homeless are allowed to congregate beneath bridges and these is almost a Dictionary Of Dreams romantic tinge to being pennilessengland is just grim flat out grim big ups to orwell for his details the smells and the disease and the horror of unwashed men being forced into cramped uarters are unfortunately very well The Love of a Latino rendered and can be uite sickening at times and the conditions of fine parisian Other Days, Other Eyes restaurants at the time shudder don t Deception Island read this while you are eatingbut this book will make you want to eat truly the days without food the dizziness the suffering i ate like a hog on sunday and felt very guilty for doing so while The Family reading this but it left such a hollow in me i had to fill it somehow and yes this book was somewhat fabricated and is like thoreau in the wilderness but that doesn t make orwell s observations any less legitimate or powerful thank you for writing such a fine book george orwellcome to my blog

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N while waiting for a job he experiences the world of tramps street people and free lodging houses In the tales of both cities we learn some sobering Orwellian truths about poverty and of societ. ve read the Essay Paris Ve Londra da Be Paras z written by George Orwell It s a biography of his own life and personal experiences After George Orwell s cancellation as officer of the British colonial power he flew to Paris to work as an English teacher because he aspired a job as a committed writer Unfortunately his job as an English teacher and writer didn t worked out and conseuently he worked as a day labourer harvester and dishwasher in a luxury restaurant Paris Ve Londra da Be Paras z isn t about political emphasises and has principally an anecdotic character However this biography shows and emphasises clearly the former living environment of the entirely poverty stricken lower classes It s uestionable if the business of those big hotels is still the same after 70 years as Orwell describes But yet this biography is very enriching and motivates the reader to think about this personal story