By Roger Lewis
Interviewer: "On what events do you lie?" Anthony Burgess: "When I write, while I communicate, whilst 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 track cycles to symphonies and concertos.
Here now's a kaleidoscope of a book--the end result of two decades of writing and research--about a guy who is still most sensible 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 net of fact and phantasm in regards to the writer's well-known antic disposition. Burgess, the writer argues, used to be 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 represent its irascible topic and his darkly comedian, bleakly appealing international of fiction.
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Anthony Burgess: A Biography by Roger Lewis