Bookshop Memories

Bookshop Memories

Bookshop Memories Collected Essays by George OrwellBOOKSHOP MEMORIES When I worked in a second hand bookshop so easily pictured if you don t work in one as a kind of paradise where charming old gentlemen browse

  • Title: Bookshop Memories
  • Author: George Orwell
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  • Collected Essays, by George OrwellBOOKSHOP MEMORIES 1936 When I worked in a second hand bookshop so easily pictured, if you don t work in one, as a kind of paradise where charming old gentlemen browse eternally among calf bound folios the thing that chiefly struck me was the rarity of really bookish people Our shop had an exceptionally interesting stock, yet I doubtCollected Essays, by George OrwellBOOKSHOP MEMORIES 1936 When I worked in a second hand bookshop so easily pictured, if you don t work in one, as a kind of paradise where charming old gentlemen browse eternally among calf bound folios the thing that chiefly struck me was the rarity of really bookish people Our shop had an exceptionally interesting stock, yet I doubt whether ten per cent of our customers knew a good book from a bad one First edition snobs were much commoner than lovers of literature, but oriental students haggling over cheap textbooks were commoner still, and vague minded women looking for birthday presents for their nephews were commonest of all.

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    GEORGE Orwell's "Bookshop Memories" is an essay about his experience working in a second-hand bookshop in London. The writer is at his sarcastic best in this one.He writes about snobs who are more interested in buying "first editions" rather than literary works. He also writes about people who order books but never come to pick them up, oriental students who haggle over the price of cheap textbooks, and women who were shopping for birthday gifts for their nephews.He laments over the rarity of re [...]

    Orwell's sarcastic humor is good for a few chuckles in this essay about his time spent working in a London bookshop.

    I've been working through Orwell's narrative essays for about a week and this is by far one of the shortest and one of the most laid back. It reads as a memoir and focuses more on the declining culture of bookishness among the general public. As you can imagine, if this was a concern in Orwell's day it certainly is now. But overall the scene is the same as it is now. The phenomena Orwell describes still happen to this day and I can vouch for them from personal experiences. Many of the types of p [...]

    Op de eerste twee heerlijke pagina's van Dagboek van een boekverkoper werd dit essay twee keer genoemd, dus even nazoeken. Bleek het gratis online te lezen te zijn! Voor de liefhebber: alsjeblieft.Erg cynisch, en voor mij niet herkenbaar. Maar misschien is dat omdat ik in een boekwinkel met nieuwe boeken werk. Wel goed geschreven, maar het slaat qua emotie een beetje neer. En als het over boeken gaat en het doet dat met me, dan vind ik dat erg jammer. Maargoed, terug naar mijn leuke boek nu :)

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