One hand clapping

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Knopf, 1972 - Fiction - 215 pages
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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

A bit too much of a farce for me, this is not one of my favorite Burgess novels. However, focus as it does on the degradation of our society, its barbs still prod us to think [and laugh in the process]. Read full review

ONE HAND CLAPPING: A Novel

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Use both — this is apparently an entertainment Burgess wrote ten years ago under another name and who would suspect all that is going to happen after Howard Shirley with his photographic memory ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
23
Section 3
51
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About the author (1972)

Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.

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