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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It was clear,from a few momentsinhis company, that hewas unlikely to ask your opinion about anything. He was not interested in what you'd do or think orsay. In the shortrun,however, thenicotinestained fuzzy bush at the summitofhis frame ...
Liana called him Antonio, as if he was a waiter about to come round with the giant peppermill. ... You'd think that, by acomplicit gleam inhis eyes,he'd signalthat hewas making a conscious show of his indifference.
Hewas once a cookat Durrants, off Baker Street, where we stay.'11 'There's a community spirit at the hotel,' said Liana. 'It's like Bologna.' Durrants,situated behind theWallaceCollection and just off the Marylebone High Street, ...
You felt hewas havingto watch what he said,and the passages are falseand unreal– indistinguishable from hiseulogiesofSophia Loren. He abruptlyasked Ellman about progress on the Wilde opus. 'I'm inserting extra chapters, ...
He was torrential – and it was as if Niagara had stopped flowing; he was irresistible. ... Becausehe'd raise whirlwinds, hewas belovedof talkshow hosts ('I'm ashamedof sad,drab, vulgarBritain,' he'd inform a television audience of ...
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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