Earthly powers

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Simon and Schuster, 1980 - Fiction - 607 pages
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An exploration of the very essence of power centers on two men who represent different types of earthly power--one an eminent novelist and well-known homosexual, the other a man of God who rises through the Vatican hierarchy

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

My favorite Burgess book, this one is a faux mega-blockbuster. It allows Burgess to tell the story of the 20th Century from the point of view of a very naughty man who is caught in most of the major ... Read full review

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User Review  - simplicimus - LibraryThing

This novel is considered a forgotten masterpiece by many. Maybe it's because of my lack of erudition, but I simply found it slightly contrived and exceedingly boring. Read full review

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W. W. Norton publishes several of Anthony Burgess's works, including "A Clockwork Orange", "The Doctor is Sick", "Honey for the Bears", "The Long Day Wanes", "Nothing Like the Sun", "The Wanting Seed", and "Re Joyce".

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