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Anthony Burgess

Author: Roger Lewis
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"He was the last great modernist. Novelist, poet, composer, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, critic, Anthony Burgess's versatility and erudition found expression in more than fifty books and dozens of musical compositions, from operas, choral works, and song cycles to symphonies and concertos." "Here now is a kaleidoscope of a book - the culmination of twenty years of writing and research - about a man  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Named Person: Anthony Burgess; Anthony Burgess; Anthony Burgess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roger Lewis
ISBN: 0312322518 9780312322519
OCLC Number: 53038114
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber and Faber, 2002.
Description: 434 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Jack be nimble 1917-37 --
Sex and violence 1938-46 --
Happy days 1947-54 --
Jungle books 1955-59 --
Renaissance man 1960-68.
Responsibility: Roger Lewis.
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"He was the last great modernist. Novelist, poet, composer, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, critic, Anthony Burgess's versatility and erudition found expression in more than fifty books and dozens of musical compositions, from operas, choral works, and song cycles to symphonies and concertos." "Here now is a kaleidoscope of a book - the culmination of twenty years of writing and research - about a man who remains best known for A Clockwork Orange, the source of Stanley Kubrick's groundbreaking, mind-bending, and prescient film." "Tracking Burgess from Manchester to Malaya to Malta to Monte Carlo, the author assesses Burgess's struggles and uncovers the web of truth and illusion about the writer's famous antic disposition. Burgess, the author argues, was just as much a literary confidence man and prankster as a consummate wordsmith."--BOOK JACKET.

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