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"Raffles and Miss Blandish." In As I Please, 1943-1945.
Orwell was sensitive to the political implications of ostensibly non-political texts, as he demonstrated in essays such as "Raffles and Miss Blandish" and "Boys' Weeklies." However, his analyses of the connections between style and "totalitarian habits of thought" often focus on overtly political texts, and he has a particular interest in work that claims the authority of the expert.
WHO were the main actors in the classic gangster film No Orchids For Miss Blandish? - Ron Brady, Craigie, Dundee.
Dato curioso, "Por amor a la senorita Blandish"; firmado por el autor de la antologia, es el mejor cuento del volumen por su fluidez y composicion.
(22) Les Temps modernes, 595 (August-October 1997), subtitled 'Pas d'orchidees pour les Temps modernes' in homage to James Hadley Chase's influential early Serie noire novel Pas d'orchidees pour Miss Blandish (1946).
In Raffles and Miss Blandish he called reading the "tough" pre-war thriller No Orchids for Miss Blandish "a header into the cesspool".
100 YEARS AGO: At police court yesterday Edward Blandish was charged with having been on the premises of Meriden Lodge for an unlawful purpose.
For them, as for the real inventor of the discipline, the George Orwell of essays such as Boys' Weeklies, Raffles and Miss Blandish or The Art of Duncan McGill, capitalist society was as culturally impoverishing as it was economically exploitative.
After the success of The Second Man (1927), a comedy of manners, other comedies followed, mostly in the same vein: Serena Blandish (1928), a dramatization of a novel by the English novelist Enid Bagnold (1925); Meteor (1929); Brief Moment (1931); Biography (1932), about a woman portrait painter and a journalist; Rain from Heaven (1934), one of the earliest anti-Nazi plays; End of Summer (1936), a comedy on the use of wealth; Amphitryon 38 (1937), an adaptation from the French and, ultimately, from the ancients; Wine of Choice (1938), on liberalism and its difficulties; No Time For Comedy (1939), with a dramatist as protagonist; The Talley Method (1941); The Pirate (1942); I Know My Love (1949); Lord Pengo (1962); and But for Whom Charlie (1964).
He was also known for his fine adaptations, particularly Serena Blandish (1928) from the novel by Enid Bagnold, and Amphitryon 38 (1937), from the play by the French dramatist Jean Giraudoux.
Orwell's insularity is also a weakness, however, as demonstrated by the virtual absence, in his entire oeuvre, of essays on non-English authors, or the almost genteel astonishment with which he conveys (in "Raffles and Miss Blandish") the violence in U.S.