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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Wain oncetold me,a littlemaliciously, that he'd been a delegate ata conference in the American Midwest. Burgess was there – or rather he wasn't there. He stayed in his motel room typing a James Bond script for Cubby Broccoli.
You'd think that, by acomplicit gleam inhis eyes,he'd signalthat hewas making a conscious show of his indifference. It contributed tothe aura of everything around him seeming unreal. 'Monaco waslike Ruritania, before Grace died.
He'd pretty much ignored Lynne's heavy drinking and general selfdestructiveness when shewas alive; he'd felt helpless. It was a sad affair.Yet shewas backwithin reach inhisnovels, a tormenting, tragic muse.
History was currently Burgess's inspiration, in addition, because he'd talk of himself, in Mediterranean and Alpineexile, as being cut loose fromthe current ofmodern Britishlife.The reality ofhis homelandwas dead to him.
I have hadtherevelation this morning of hearing Shakespeare's voice'– muchasBurgess fancied he'd heard Lynne's voice, and Beard, Leonora's. Beforehewent into exile, Burgess earned six hundred pounds a year. Thenhe hit the jackpot, ...
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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