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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We told him that we were waiting for Anthony Burgess, and he did a pantomime of horrified recoiling and flinching, asifatan invisibleserpent. 'Oh God! Oh Christ! Oh no! I'llleave you to it then. I'moff– to Bangorand StokeonTrent.
The barman told me Burgess preferred to drink bottlesof Tiger beer in the pub next door. Burgess seemed indignant that Andrea – or Andrew – had only been required, wheninthe hotel kitchen, tochop cucumbers. He felt thatwas aninsult ...
Icould have told him thatI'd met former colleagues of his late fatherinlaw. Ican appreciate now that a biographee doesn't want a biographer trampling overhis precious past, at leastnot in his presence (as if what were we?
... trips for extra (flat)tonic water,Burgess told mebrightlythat he'd read the Joyce biography countless times. He knew passages by heart. He knew Joyce's own works by heart. But how different were these men, theauthor andtheprofessor.
Hewas a tremendous player with words') or Sue Lawley ('All men dream of fat women, never thin women,' he told her dogmatically); he'd broadcastonradio with Anthony Clare (a charmerwho normally could almost readthe thoughts 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