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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To Anna 'I need so little, a bottle of ink, and a spot of sunshine on the floor – oh, and you. But the last isn't a small thing at all.' Vladimir to Véra Nabokov 'The biography stands, fat and worthyburgherish on the shelf, boastful.
I think it's a wonderful story, the whole thing: trying toget me, the peoplewho won't speak,the people who dospeak, thedifferent versions, the meetings, the sources –andout of this comes the story.' Orson Welles 'Q. – Onwhat occasions ...
All in all, 'literature is essentially subversive, and Lawrenceisa witness (or martyr, which means the same thing) for thattruth'. Subversive, perhaps,because it upends preconceptions; it makes it new, to use Ezra Pound's phrase; ...
The first thing I did was look up myself, Dick, A.S. Byattand Frank Kermode.'7 Lianaadded that Kermode had written the bestreview of MF. She forebore toaddthat,as 'The Algonquin Oedipus', itwas printed in the Listener on 1 June 1971.
In quite afewofhis books, crucifixions, torture andbeing burnt atthe stake are describedwithrelish.9 The funny thing was, Burgessstill smarted about these injustices done to his relatives in the.
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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