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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The first chapterat least cameclean, unimproveably so: 'Lawrence and Myself When Young'. Burgess explained how he and hisliterary playmate were both from workingclass families and northern industrial cities (Manchester and Nottingham); ...
'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.
Yet what, as a young man, I thought of as his sophistication and worldliness was really vulgarity, a desire tobe striking;heaimed for grandeur but insteadwhat he was getting was grandiosity, adifferent thing. He was fizzy, unstoppable, ...
The facets which you aretaken in by when you are young–thelanguages, the apparentwide knowledge – genuine academics andprofessionals, people inthe know,see itasso nonsensical, it'sbeneath them to contradict Burgess's bluster.
He kept asking hisliterary agent, who had accompanied him, andwho had two young boys, 'What isitlike being a mother? What does itfeel liketo be a mother?'He was most taken with the mezzosoprano who'dplayed the Madonna, Fiona Kimm, ...
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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