Now known primarily for his epoch-defining novels, George Orwell's status as a literary celebrity is equally attributable to his work as a book reviewer and literary critic. The contents of this insightful collection span the length of the author's career and range from personal recollections - in 'Bookshop Memories' he recalls his experience working in a second-hand bookshop - to profound and incisive insights into the art of fiction. In 'New Words,' for instance, the man who invented the concept of Newspeak discusses the ways in which writers and authors affect the formation and evolution of language as a whole.
Used availability for George Orwell's On Books
February 2009 : UK Paperback