Posts Tagged: Down and Out in Paris and London

Plain Speaker or Liar

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According to the Guardian, Dr. Luke Seaber of University College London has uncovered evidence in the London Metropolitan archives that confirms George “Orwell did indeed carry out, more or less as described, one of his ‘down-and-out’ experiments”: he went to jail, for 48 hours, on purpose. Still, Seaber claims that “the veracity” of Orwell’s journalism […]

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Writers on Time Spent Down and Out

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George Orwell recounted his experiences with poverty in Down and Out in Paris and London, and Paul Auster his in Hand to Mouth: A Chronicle of Early Failure.  Rumpus contributor Kaya Genç writes about his own brush with running out of money, and how authors like Orwell and Auster informed his feelings about it, in an essay […]

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