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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He had a dozen careers all at once – novelist, journalist, composer, pundit, television and radio personality, wouldbe Broadway and Hollywood operator, translator, afterdinner speaker, showman, academic lecturer, teacher; hewasall over ...
... where he couldbe found most lunchtimes quaffing (the only word) from his personalised silver tankard. He'drecently been anointed CBE. As Philip Larkin once said, 'Isn't England a marvellous, free,
As Philip Larkin once said, 'Isn't England a marvellous, free, open country? Take a chap like old John Wain, now. No advantages of birth or position orwealth or energy or charm orlooksor talent – nothing, and look where he is now.
'Writers need light towrite,' he once said, 'and I have been grantedmore light by the Mediterranean sun than by the perpetually overcast skies of England.' Living in Malta, Monte Carlo, Rome,onthe lake at Bracciano, and in Provence,he ...
But – Antonio, John, Anthony: he never once smiled bemusedly or twinkled at the absurdity of being calledlots ofnames simultaneously. You'd think that, by acomplicit gleam inhis eyes,he'd signalthat hewas making a conscious show of his ...
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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