The Crystal Spirit: A Study Of George Orwell

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  • Publish Date: 2005-08-09
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: George Woodcock

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The Crystal Spirit is a revealing look at the great writer and political thinker George Orwell, whose visionary work gave us the great anti-utopias of twentieth-century literature. A close friend and colleague during the last decade of that remarkable writers life, Woodcock was uniquely qualified to delve into the complex personal history of the man. Interwoven with Woodcocks own memories, the letters Orwell wrote to him and the published and unpublished recollections of other people who knew him, all against the political and literary background of Orwells work, this groundbreaking intellectual biography is a general critique that brilliantly traces the evolution of an original writer in his most productive years. First published in 1966, it was awarded Canadas highest literary prize, the Governor Generals Award for Literary Merit.

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