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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Theonly mourners, in addition to Burgess, are Lynne's sister Hazel and some acquaintances from AmherstCollege and their wives,who happen tobein town. Burgess returns to Los Angeles aweek latertodiscuss the Shakespeare film withWilliam ...
In England we'd be much more laconic– indeed, we almost deliberately glory in our modesty and, in public at least, friends, husbands and wives are more likelyto mock one's shortcomings. Thisis howBurgess's first wife, Lynne, ...
What second wife wants to know that the first wife can still run through your husband's mind, nearly twenty years on? Lynne, though, with her injured soul,is in book after book, creating drama. Morose and exuberant, scornful and ...
'This is your wife speaking, do you hear, that was lost and is now found again, and the nameis Leonora Beard, née Pritchard.' He'd pretty much ignored Lynne's heavy drinking and general selfdestructiveness when shewas alive; ...
... his habitat and his wives – so what remained continuous about his identity? He was like Cyrano de Bergerac,22 who resembled Prince Bulbo and sounded like the euphonious Crim Tartary, I Jack Be Nimble 1917–37 I don't like to meet.
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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