Anthony Burgess has always attracted acclaim and notoriety in roughly equal measure. Admired for the scope and inventiveness of his literary novels--including 'Earthly Powers' and 'The Enderby Quartet' and known to a wider audience as the author of the ultra-violent shocker, 'A Clockwork Orange', he was also a brilliant polymath who for many years regarded himself as a composer rather than a writer.
Behind a tempestuous first marriage, fraught dealings with publishers and repeated brushes with libel law lay a uniquely creative mind: one ultimately concerned with the relationship between real life, fictionalised life, occluded memory and pure invention.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 2006
- 129 x 198mm