Anthony Burgess: A Biography
Macmillan, 4 feb. 2014 - 480 pagina's
Interviewer: "On what occasions do you lie?" Anthony Burgess: "When I write, when I speak, when I sleep."
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... the silk handkerchief, the whole Burgess plumage, imply a highlevelofpersonal vanity. Yet, if hegenuinely believed he was concealing his baldness, hemust have been tremendously wrapped upinhimself tosuspend belief that wilfully.
... insane personhe'd have us believe heturns intoin pubs, at passport controls, when sighting a policeman, if encountering anyone in uniform or authority. He's reckless, loud, quickwithhis fists andwields a swordstick: 'Fuck off!
The closest he got toWilde was to befriend Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland – though I believe there was a bit of atodo over Ellmann's conclusion that Oscar haddied from an attackof meningitis which was the legacyoftertiary syphilis.
... (or sphingyne in Burgess's coinage); the novel deplores their Westminster legislature and gadgets like refrigerators.Sotoomay Oedipus.He, atamoment of despairin Burgess's Minneapolis translation, believes himself to be a duplicate of.
Burgess's Minneapolis translation, believes himself to be a duplicate of the Sphinx. Oedipus discovers thathe has beenliving a lie:present information completely altersthe complexion of the past. Thus Crabbe –who discovers thathisfirst ...
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ANTHONY BURGESS: A BiographyGebruikersrecensie - Kirkus
Loquacious portraitist Lewis (The Real Life of Laurence Olivier, 1997, etc.) leaves no stone unturned in his obsessive and hardly sympathetic life of the tortured author of A Clockwork Orange.Born in ... Volledige review lezen
Anthony BurgessGebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
Lewis, a biographer of both Peter Sellers and Laurence Olivier, presents a spiraling, kaleidoscopic biography of one of the 20th century's most noted authors. While as a novelist he was best known for ... Volledige review lezen