The Real Life Of Anthony Burgess

Author: Andrew Biswell
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330481717
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Anthony Burgess has attracted acclaim and notoriety in roughly equal measure. He is known to a wider audience as the author of A Clockwork Orange. Burgess was a man for whom chaos and creativity, fact and fiction, existed in a complex and unique balance. This biography talks about this professional writer.

The Real Life Of Anthony Burgess

Author: Andrew Biswell
Publisher: MacMillan UK
ISBN: 9780330481700
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Anthony Burgess has always attracted acclaim and notoriety in roughly equal measure. Admired worldwide for his literary novels -- including Earthly Powers and the Enderby quartet -- he is known to a wider audience as the author of the ultra-violent shocker, A Clockwork Orange. Burgess was a brilliant polymath who for many years regarded himself as a composer rather than a writer. This book looks his solitary childhood, his haphazard education, his anti-heroic army career, his gloomy post-war provincial teaching, and his colourful travels to such diverse places as Malaya, Rome and Leningrad. Burgess's was a unique creativity that engendered complicated relationships with his friends, his publishers, his first wife, his lovers, and other writers such as Graham Greene and William Burroughs. Drawing on extensive interviews, unpublished writings, manuscripts, letters and diaries, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess reveals both the professional writer and the private man as he has never been seen before.

Anthony Burgess

Author: Roger Lewis
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312322519
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A portrait of the work and character of the esteemed writer, critic, and composer assesses his personal struggles while separating out the facts from the fiction surrounding his famous antic disposition and tracing the creation of such pieces as A Clockwork Orange. 15,000 first printing.

Earthly Powers

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Penguin Hardcover
ISBN: 9780140188998
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Nothing Like The Sun

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393346404
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Provides a fictionalized account of young Shakespeare's love life and his maturation as a writer.

The End Of The World News

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: 9780140067460
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A futuristic account of the world's end is composed of three narrative strands presented as if viewed simultaneously, featuring historical and fictional figures, and shifting from New York, to Vienna, to outer space

Shakespeare

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512409
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Among Shakespeare's many biographers none brings to his subject more passion and feeling for the creative act than Anthony Burgess. He breathes life into Shakespeare the man and invigorates his times. His portrait of the age builds upon an almost personal tenderness for Shakespeare and his contemporaries (especially Ben Jonson), and on a profound sense of literary and theatrical history. Anthony Burgess's well-known delight in language infuses his own writing about Shakespeare's works. And in the verve of his biography he conveys the energy of the Elizabethan age.

You Ve Had Your Time

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473512395
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After returning from a trip to Brunei, Anthony Burgess, initially believing he has only a year to live, begins to write - novels, film scripts, television series, articles. It is the life of a man desperate to earn a living through the written word. He finds at first that writing brings little success, and later that success, and the obligations it brings, interfere with his writing - especially of fiction. There were vast Hollywood projects destined never to be made, novels the critics snarled at, journalism that scandalised the morally scrupulous. There is the éclat of A Clockwork Orange (and the consequent calls for Burgess to comment on violent atrocities), the huge success - after a long barren period - of Earthly Powers. There is a terrifying first marriage, his description of which is both painful and funny. His second marriage - and the discovery that he has a four-year-old son - changes his life dramatically, and he and Liana escape to the Mediterranean, for an increasingly European life. With this marriage comes the triumphant rebirth of sex, creative energy and travel - to America, to Australia and all over Europe.

This Man Music

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9781557834898
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(Applause Books). Anthony Burgess was the author of over 50 books, including his best known novel, "A Clockwork Orange." But Burgess always emphasized music as the ruling passion in his creative life. Largely self-taught in music, Burgess composed his first symphony before he was twenty, many years before his first novel, and he was the composer of over 65 musical works. In these deeply insightful meditations, the renowned writer explores the meaning of music, the intention of the composer and the process of composition, and the seemingly elusive relationships between literature and music. Burgess shows how "the process of literary composition are revealed by the writers themselves" and then gathers evidence to understand the "inexplicable magic" of the details of the operation of music what is music's "intelligibility"? From Shakespeare to the lyric verse of Gerard Manley Hopkins, from the modernists T.S. Eliot and James Joyce to the modern lyricists Lorenz Hart and Stephen Sondheim, Burgess reveals how prose writers have struggled to tap the inherent musicality of their material. This treasured classic, at last back in print, provides a fascinating perspective on the mutually enriching relationship of these two creative arts by a man who mastered them both.

The Long Day Wanes

Author: Anthony Burgess
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393309430
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Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence, this three-part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor-sharp in observation. The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe, a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village, who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward. A sweetly satiric look at the twilight days of colonialism.