Anthony Burgess

1917 - 1993

novelist and critic, born in Manchester, whose works address social concerns.

Anthony Burgess was born and educated in Manchester. He worked briefly for the ministry of education and then served abroad in Borneo and Malaya.

Burgess' work explored extensively the relationship between literature and music. Additionally, his work addrsses many social concerns. His most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, follows a group of violent youths in a future age who adopt their own language and terrorize society. The work developed a cult following after its release as a motion picture in 1971.

Burgess was also a renowned literature critic, analysing the works of many classic literature authors.


An Interview with Roger Lewis -- An exclusive interview with Roger Lewis about his forthcoming biography of Anthony Burgess.

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41 Facts on Anthony Burgess -- An interesting collection of background information about Burgess.

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Anthony Burgess's A Mouthful of Air - An Overview -- A comprehensive assessment of Burgess's outstanding language book, which includes excerpts, a chapter outline and reviews.

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Anthony Burgess's Revolutionary Sonnets - Review -- Review of the new Burgess poetry book, edited by Kevin Jackson

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November 22nd, 2002 -- On occasion of th 9th anniversary of the death of Anthony Burgess

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Bibliography of Burgess's Books -- A complete bibliography of Burgess books and translations, in alphabetical order.

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