George Orwell - In Front of Your Nose - Selected Essays (Hebrew Translation)

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George Orwell

In Front of Your Nose

Hebrew Translation of selected essays

Dvir 2005

Hebrew translation: Yoad Winter-Seggev

Introduction and historical notes: Giora Goodman

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This is the website of a Hebrew translation of a selection from George Orwell's essays. The book contains some of Orwell's most well-known essays, only a few of which had previously appeared in Hebrew. All the essays are translated from The Complete Works of George Orwell, edited by Peter Davison (Secker & Warburg 1998), and contain historical annotations by Dr. Giora Goodman, who also wrote an extensive biographical introduction.

Dr. Giora Goodman is a historian of Britain and the United States in the 20th century. He also researches the history of the media in the 19th and 20th centuries. He lectures at Kinneret academic college, Western Galilee college and Tel Aviv University.
Yoad Winter-Seggev is a linguist at Utrecht University.


Introduction - Giora Goodman
1. The Sporting Spirit

    Notes on Nationalism
    The Sporting Spirit
    My Country Right or Left
    'As I Please': No new ideas? On "Realism" and defeat
2. On the Road to Slavery
    Shooting an Elephant
    A Hanging
    How the Poor Die
    From The Road to Wigan Pier
    Two Roads to Slavery: a review of Hayeck and Zilliacus
    Two extracts from Homage to Catalonia
    Looking Back on the Spanish War
3. Inside the Whale
    Politics and the English Language
    Raffles and Miss Blandish
    Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali
    Politics vs. Literature: an Examination of Gulliver's Travels
    Why I write
    Meaning of a Poem
    A Nice Cup of Tea
    Inside the Whale
4. Unpleasant Facts
    Freedom of the Press - Preface to Animal Farm
    Notes on the Way
    Revenge is Sour
    Antsemitism in Britain
    Reflections on Gandhi
    In Front of Your Nose
    Some Thoughts on the Common Toad


George Orwell in his flat in Islington. London 1946
Cover design: Yael Seggev
Cover photograph: Vernon Richards
Courtesy of Freedom Press, London

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