By Roger Lewis
Interviewer: "On what events do you lie?" Anthony Burgess: "When I write, whilst I converse, while I sleep."
He was once the final nice modernist. Novelist, composer, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, critic, Anthony Burgess's versatility and erudition chanced on expression in additional than fifty books and dozens of musical compositions, from operas, choral works and tune cycles to symphonies and concertos.
Here now could be a kaleidoscope of a book--the fruits of 20 years of writing and research--about a guy who continues to be top identified for A Clockwork Orange, the resource of Stanley Kubrick's flooring breaking, brain bending and prescient film.
Tracking Burgess from Manchester to Malaya to Malta to Monte Carlo, Roger Lewis assesses Burgess's struggles and uncovers the internet of fact and phantasm in regards to the writer's recognized antic disposition. Burgess, the writer argues, was once simply as a lot a literary self assurance guy and prankster as a consummate wordsmith.
Outrageously humorous, sincere and touching, Anthony Burgess explores the divisions that symbolize its irascible topic and his darkly comedian, bleakly appealing international of fiction.
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