By George Orwell
Dans l. a. dèche à Paris et à Londres (titre unique : Down and out in Paris and London) est un livre autobiographique de George Orwell paru en 1933. L'auteur, à travers sa vie de travailleur pauvre et de vagabond, y décrit l. a. misère à Paris et à Londres à los angeles fin des années 1920 et au début des années 1930.
Construction du livre
Le livre se déroule en deux events. Dans l. a. première, Orwell décrit sa vie d'indigent et de travailleur temporaire dans les eating places parisiens. Le moment second du roman est un récit de voyage dans le Londres de l'époque du element de vue du clochard que l'auteur a été. Durant toute l'œuvre, Orwell s'attache à nous décrire ce qu'est los angeles pauvreté : entre l'exploitation au travail, l'alcool, les maladies précoces et l. a. faim presque permanente, l'écrivain livre une picture très poignante de ces hommes qui n'ont rien ou presque.
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I put it in my mouth and was stunned by the sharp sweetness. " I said. "Chew on it, but don't swallow it," the nurse said with a laugh. She smiled real big and brought in other nurses so they could watch me chew my first-ever piece of gum. When she brought me lunch, she told me I had to take out my chewing gum, but she said not to worry because I could have a new stick after eating. If I finished the pack, she would buy me another. That was the thing about the hospital. You never had to worry about running out of stuff like food or ice or even chewing gum.
Mom's gestures were all familiar—the way she tilted her head and thrust out her lower lip when studying items of potential value that she'd hoisted out of the Dumpster, the way her eyes widened with childish glee when she found something she liked. Her long hair was streaked with gray, tangled and matted, and her eyes had sunk deep into their sockets, but still she reminded me of the mom she'd been when I was a kid, swan-diving off cliffs and painting in the desert and reading Shakespeare aloud.
Dad raised his eyebrows. " he asked. " "You must have seen it. " he asked. "Yes! Yes! " "Better believe I have. " Dad said he had been chasing Demon for years. By now, Dad said, that old Demon had figured out that it had better not mess with Rex Walls. But if that sneaky son of a gun thought it was going to terrorize Rex Walls's little girl, it had by God got another think coming. "Go fetch my hunting knife," Dad said. I got Dad his knife with the carved bone handle and the blade of blue German steel, and he gave me a pipe wrench, and we went looking for Demon.