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Hutchinson, 1978 - Fiction - 240 pages
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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

The prose is clear, and Anthony Burgess' distopian future is a more right-wing version of a country where the evil labour unions have paralyzed the economy. Orwell's world had a more generalized view ... Read full review

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One of the most stimulating books in many ways for its incisive and occasionally belligerent analysis of Orwells 1984 and implications for current (1978) politics and societal/political development ... Read full review


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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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