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Down and Out in Paris and London (1933 original; edició 1972)

de George Orwell (Autor)

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Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is an account of living on the bread-line in Paris and the experience of casual labor in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the tramp's perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins.… (més)
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Títol:Down and Out in Paris and London
Autors:George Orwell (Autor)
Informació:Mariner Books (1972), Edition: First, 224 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
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Etiquetes:biography-memoir

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George Orwells Down and out in Paris and London ter sig inledningsvis som en efterföljare till Svält: berättaren finner att han knappt har pengar kvar till hyran på sitt parisiska boende, och gör allt vad han kan för att dölja detta, med underliga tankebanor som följd. Orwell är dock inte Hamsun, och detta är snarare en reportagebok än ett experiment i berättande.

Temat är således snarast överlevnad: berättaren försöker hitta småinkomster eller helst jobb, pantsätter kläder, försöker få hjälp av vänner. Han hamnar ett tag i restaurangvärlden, först på fint hotell, sedan på nystartad krog, och registrerar vad han där ser: hur man jobbar och sliter, hur skenet är viktigare än faktisk renlighet, hierarkierna. Till slut får han nog av att jobba 17 timmar i sträck i ett för litet kök som handräckning, och flyr till ett jobb i London.

Väl där märker han dock att jobbet inte kan tillträdas förrän om en månad, och pengar har han fortfarande inga. Lösningen blir ett liv som tiggare och luffare: lagarna tvingar honom att ständigt sova i nya fattighus, och även om han ibland kan skrapa ihop pengar för den enklaste formen av härbärge så räcker det sällan mer än några nätter.

Berättarens egna mödor varvas med iakttagelser av personerna runt honom: de som visar hur man kan överleva på småpengar, hur jobbet i restaurangen går till, hur man kan tigga till sig tillräckligt för nästa dag. Inskjutet finns också Orwells politiska betraktelser om hur dessa enkla arbetare utför i stort sett meningslösa uppgifter som mest verkar till för att de aldrig skall kunna stanna upp och tänka, om fattigvården och synen på luffare.

Det är knappast den mest rafflande av böcker, ej heller den politiskt mest utmanande – nästan ett sekel senare är det intressant att jämföra vad som skiljer sig och vad som är detsamma, men inget av det som sägs framstår som direkt omskakande. ( )
  andejons | Sep 16, 2021 |
Delves deep into the seedy underbelly of Paris and London, showing how the poor and the unemployed live.

Orwell presents a compelling and journalistic look at the penniless in Paris, focusing on fascinating characters that are interesting to read. His expose into the heart of Paris restaurants was damning and kept me wondering if they're the same still.

As for London, the life of the tramp wasn't very interesting or amusing as the Paris one. This is mostly because he wasn't working yet, so the chapters were very brief and felt tedious with description after description of life on the road. ( )
  bdgamer | Sep 10, 2021 |
Wow! My 15 year old daughter recently got a job as a dishwasher in a little cafe. She only works weekends as high school etc. takes up the rest of her time. Someone recommended this book because Orwell worked as a dishwasher when he was stony broke in Paris in the 20s. His descriptions of the buggy and dirty rooms for rent are stomach turning. (What kind of bugs were they? Big enough to be seen so maybe roaches not bedbugs? He uses pepper in the sheets to keep them out of his bed. Horrible!) Even as a small cog in the engine as it were, he is fascinated by the social engineering that goes into the labor of a prosperous Parisian hotel. Oh and food in a Paris hotel is also presented as something you wouldn't want to eat. He describes all the (dirty) hands that touch the food so it can be dressed up and presented as fancily as possible. He says that if you go to a lower class restaurant you get cleaner food because they just put it on a plate without all the handling.

The two halves of the book don't mesh but both are compelling. The description of tramps (unemployed men with no means of support) in England is a vivid and mostly dispassionate view of life for unfortunates in a country with very little social safety net. They are 'tramps' because they must keep on the move. Begging is illegal and hostels (formerly workhouses) where they can sleep for free can only be used one night, after that it's time to walk down the road to sleep in the woods or find the next hostel. Most of these men subsist on bread and margarine and tea and very little else. Some are crippled, some are 'imbeciles'. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
“Poverty frees them from ordinary standards of behaviour, just as money frees people from work."

In this book, George Orwell recounts his harsh experience living (down and out) in the slums of Paris and London. The book gives an account of poverty in general at that time, through describing a complicated period in the life of Orwell. I found the Paris part more endearing and engaging as Orwell's vivid and sharp descriptions made it possible to picture how life was like back then. ( )
  meddz | Jun 11, 2021 |
> On the second day I thought of pawning my overcoat, but it seemed too far to walk to the pawnshop, and I spent the day in bed, reading the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes . It was all that I felt equal to, without food. Hunger reduces one to an utterly spineless, brainless condition, more like the after-effects of influenza than anything else. It is as though one had been turned into a jellyfish, or as though all one’s blood had been pumped out and lukewarm water substituted. Complete inertia is my chief memory of hunger; that, and being obliged to spit very frequently, and the spittle being curiously white and flocculent, like cuckoo-spit.

> Sometimes, he said, when sleeping on the Embankment, it had consoled him to look up at Mars or Jupiter and think that there were probably Embankment sleepers there. He had a curious theory about this. Life on earth, he said, is harsh because the planet is poor in the necessities of existence. Mars, with its cold climate and scanty water, must be far poorer, and life correspondingly harsher. Whereas on earth you are merely imprisoned for stealing sixpence, on Mars you are probably boiled alive. This thought cheered Bozo, I do not know why. He was a very exceptional man.

> Then the question arises, Why are beggars despised? – for they are despised, universally. I believe it is for the simple reason that they fail to earn a decent living. In practice nobody cares whether work is useful or useless, productive or parasitic; the sole thing demanded is that it shall be profitable. In all the modern talk about energy, efficiency, social service and the rest of it, what meaning is there except ‘Get money, get it legally, and get a lot of it’? Money has become the grand test of virtue. By this test beggars fail, and for this they are despised. ( )
  breic | Feb 21, 2021 |
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Down and Out in Paris and London is George Orwell's memoir in two parts on the theme of poverty in the two cities. The first part is an account of living on the bread-line in Paris and the experience of casual labor in restaurant kitchens. The second part is a travelogue of life on the road in and around London from the tramp's perspective, with descriptions of the types of hostel accommodation available and some of the characters to be found living on the margins.

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