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Book Title: El Camino de Wigan Pier|
The author of the book: George Orwell
ISBN 13: 9788423309320
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 464 KB
Edition: Ediciones Destino
Date of issue: 1976
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El camino a Wigan Pier es un relato de las experiencias de George Orwell durante un viaje por el norte de Inglaterra, que realizó con la intención de conocer las condiciones de vida de la clase obrera en unas zonas de fuerte industrialización, así como con una minería muy desarrollada.
Dos bloques conforman el cuerpo del texto. En la primera realiza un estudio detallada de las condiciones de los mineros: condiciones laborales, salario de cada categoría y los gastos que deben afrontar para cubrir sus necesidades más básicas. El informe es desolador por el trato infrahumano que reciben los trabajadores.
En la segunda aborda el rígido sistema de clases que por aquel entonces seguía imperando en Reino Unido y que impedía, en opinión de Orwell, el triunfo del socialismo. Un movimiento que, según el autor, debía liderar la clase media si aspiraba a tener algún éxito.
El camino de Wiger Pier es, en suma, la obra de un brillante pensador, de un observador realista y un hombre de insobornable sinceridad cuyo pensamiento sigue aún hoy vigente.
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Read information about the authorEric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English author and journalist. His work is marked by keen intelligence and wit, a profound awareness of social injustice, an intense opposition to totalitarianism, a passion for clarity in language, and a belief in democratic socialism.
In addition to his literary career Orwell served as a a police officer with the Indian Imperial Police in Burma from 1922-1927 and fought with the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War from 1936-1937. Orwell was severely wounded when he was shot through his throat. Later the organization that he had joined when he joined the Republican cause,The Workers Party of Marxist Unification (POUM), was painted by the pro-Soviet Communists as a Trotskyist organization (Trotsky was Joseph Stalin's enemy) and disbanded. Orwell and his wife were accused of "rabid Trotskyism" and tried in absentia in Barcelona, along with other leaders of the POUM, in 1938. However by then they had escaped from Spain and returned to England.
Between 1941 and 1943, Orwell worked on propaganda for the BBC. In 1943, he became literary editor of the Tribune, a weekly left-wing magazine. He was a prolific polemical journalist, article writer, literary critic, reviewer, poet and writer of fiction, and, considered perhaps the twentieth century's best chronicler of English culture.
Orwell is best known for the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949) and the satirical novella Animal Farm (1945) — they have together sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author. His 1938 book Homage to Catalonia, an account of his experiences as a volunteer on the Republican side during the Spanish Civil War, together with numerous essays on politics, literature, language, and culture, are widely acclaimed.
Orwell's influence on contemporary culture, popular and political, continues decades after his death. Several of his neologisms, along with the term "Orwellian" — now a byword for any oppressive or manipulative social phenomenon opposed to a free society — have entered the vernacular.
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