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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And of course, at the end of it, neither of them, subject nor writer, knows ... I think there's no biography so interesting as the one in which the biographer is present. I think it's a wonderful story, the whole thing: trying toget me, ...
1937 October: startsat VictoriaUniversity ofManchester (formerly Owen's College) on an English Literature degree course. 1938 18 April: hisfather dies in Fallowfield, a district of Manchester, of pleurisy andinfluenza, aged fiftyfive.
Summer in Deyá, Mallorca, with Andrea and Liana, where he teaches a course on European studies to students from Dowling College,New York. In the autumn he conducts a lecture tour of the American west coast, ...
... pundit, television and radio personality, wouldbe Broadway and Hollywood operator, translator, afterdinner speaker, showman, academic lecturer, teacher; hewasall over theplace, like Ulysses blown on and off course bythefickle gods.
Aswithmany of Burgess's biographical opuscules (Hemingway, Keats, Orwell, Shakespeare, and Joyce of course), theactual subject isBurgess himself, and the moodcan be abit swaggering and selfcongratulatory,too. The first chapterat least ...
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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