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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'I never knew he died so young,' he said delightedlyof the latter. 'Didn't they give Galsworthythe Nobel?'I asked –amistake.'Yes indeed,1932.I rememberitwell. Thefollowingyear a Russian won it for the first time.
I took this as an opportunity tosay I knew the area well – indeed that I was(in theIsaiah Berlin and Riga sense) fromjust down theroad; andthatof those who passed the ElevenPlus at my primaryschool in Bedwas, one year they went to ...
He knew passages by heart. He knew Joyce's own works by heart. But how different were these men, theauthor andtheprofessor. Yes, they both worshipped Shem thePenman (as Joycecalled himself); they were, by temperament, both parsimonious ...
Born in Nola, he was called the Nolan by Joyce, as ifhe were Irish; andBurgess, if he knew hisEllmann aswell ashe claimed,will haveknownthat one of Bruno's quotations became Joyce's–Stephen Dedalus's rubric: 'No man can be a lover of ...
Where, originally, I may have found him exalting– proof that, if you knew how to use it, language could make magic: control the seas and move the planets, likeProspero – now his work seems dank, rainswept, nocturnal, sooty.
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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