Any Old Iron

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Pocket Books, 1990 - Fiction - 373 pages
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This book seems to be an homage to D.H. Lawrence's sons and Lovers, in my opinion. The story's engaging, and the prose sings along. I have read this book twice, and it is a lot more fun than "A ... Read full review

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Narrated by an English Jew whose intellectual and amorous misadventures crisscross those of three bizarre children of a Welsh father and a Russian mother, the story--from the sinking of the Titanic to ... Read full review


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About the author (1990)

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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