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 biography stands, fat and worthyburgherish on the shelf, boastful and sedate: a shilling life will give you all the facts, a ten pound one all the hypotheses as well. But think of everything that got away, thatfledwith thelast ...
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the first to tell you, never to win the Nobel Prize for literature (or for literature, science, medicine and the promotion of peace rolled into one) – Burgess was, in fact, a nonstop performer. Physically, he resembled an oldfashioned ...
It is a fact that books and authors suffer alteration overthe years; we question our former attraction and are amazed by it. Where once I was attuned to his egotistical sublimity and vividness, thisappears, after a lapse of time, ...
As a matter of fact, suchwas the stockpile, or such was theperiod it took for his dynamos torun down, reviewshe'd writtencontinued to appearin newspapersposthumously, the novelinverse,Byrne, was publishedtwo years after he'd died, ...
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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