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You've Had Your Time: Second Part of the Confessions

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The second volume of the two-volume autobiography.

The narrative begins in 1959, with the author’s return from Brunei and the start of a professional writing career and ends in 1982 with the centenary celebrations of James Joyce’s birth, which prompt the author to certain conclusions about the relationship between literature and life. Rarely, if ever, has a writer exposed h
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Hardcover, 403 pages
Published March 25th 1991 by Grove Press (first published 1990)
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Jul 19, 2010 Mark rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most illuminating and honest pieces of self-examination I've ever read. I'm just into it but utterly entranced. I picked this book off my bookshelf on a whim and read deep into the night. I'm convinced of his brilliance and will read far deeper into his output than I already have (two novels). The guy was a workhorse and a lover of language and, faced with a death sentence, a terribly productive author.
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Sep 16, 2012 J. Walker rated it really liked it
Anthony Burgess, during his lifetime, was the best living writer in the English language, and his two-volume autobiography is every bit as readable and enjoyable as any of his considerable fiction, from A CLOCKWORK ORANGE to EARTHLY POWERS.

I did not read the second volume through to the very end, but I know it came November 25, 1993, because the New York Times obituary is clipped and inserted in the frontspiece of the book.
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Sep 18, 2016 David rated it it was amazing
No doubt insufferable in person, the great polymath was also a great comic writer.
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Tried to get into it...just wasn't happening.
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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 o ...more
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