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George Woodcock

author image George Woodcock (1912-1995) is one of Canada's best-known and most prolific authors. He was born in Winnipeg and educated in England, where he socialized with some of the century's most prominent writers and intellectuals including Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Herbert Read and T.S. Eliot. He returned to Canada in 1949 and taught at the University of British Columbia for many years. In 1959, he founded the journal Canadian Literature. His contribtution to Canadian culture is immeasurable; he either wrote or edited over one-hundred books including The Crystal Spirit, his Governor-Genral's award-winning biography of Orwell; Gabriel Dumont, another bestselling biography; and Anarchism a guide to the political philosophy which continues to be read around the world. His wide range of writing includes literary criticism, poetry, travel writing, plays, social history, biography, politics and essays.

Books

Book Cover Dry Wells of India: An Anthology Against Thirst
978-1-55017-001-6 · 1-55017-001-5 · 1989 · Paperback
CAD$18.95 · USD$18.95
"We are often told that words cannot really change the world, and by themselves they cannot. But in partnership with human initiative and inventiveness and will, they stand more than a candle's chance in the harsh winds that are blowing over the earth."
Book Cover The Great Canadian Anecdote Contest
978-1-55017-058-0 · 1-55017-058-9 · 1991 · Paperback
$0.00 · CAD$21.95 · USD$21.95
These stories prove that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
Book Cover Orwell's Message: 1984 & the Present
978-0-920080-86-3 · 0-920080-86-3 · 1984 · Paperback
CAD$16.95 · USD$16.95
"Like Orwell[ Woodcock] is fair-minded, warm-hearted, sensible and sensitive; his book is the best criticism of the fifteen-odd volumes of the corpus that I have read, a labour of love." -Cyril Connolly, The Sunday Times
Book Cover Power to Us All: Consititution or Social Contract?
978-1-55017-073-3 · 1-55017-073-2 · 1992 · Paperback
CAD$21.95 · USD$21.95
George Woodcock, one of Canada's most important intellectuals, makes his final assessment of the country.