Anthony Burgess





Anthony Burgess

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born
in Harpurhey, England, The United Kingdom
February 25, 1917

died
November 22, 1993

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Anthony Burgess was a British novelist, critic and composer. He was also a librettist, poet, playwright, screenwriter, essayist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator, linguist and educationalist. Born in Manchester, he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia, the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in England. His fiction includes the Malayan trilogy (The Long Day Wanes) on the dying days of Britain's empire in the East; the Enderby quartet of novels about a poet and his muse; Nothing Like the Sun, a recreation of Shakespeare's love-life; A Clockwork Orange, an exploration of the nature of evil; and Earthly Powers, a panoramic saga of the 20th century. He published studies of Joyce, Hemingway, Shakespeare and Lawrence, produced the t...more


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A Clockwork Orange
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The Wanting Seed
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Earthly Powers
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The Doctor is Sick
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A Dead Man in Deptford
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One Hand Clapping
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Nothing Like the Sun: A Sto...
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Honey for the Bears
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More books by Anthony Burgess…
“Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

“We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

“When a man cannot chose, he ceases to be a man.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

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