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Burgess, Anthony 1917-1993

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A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess( Book )

169 editions published between 1417 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 8,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through a central character, Alex, the disturbing novel creates an alarming futuristic vision of violence, high technology, and authoritarianism. A modern classic of youthful violence and social redemption set in a dismal dystopia whereby a juvenile deliquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior
Earthly powers by Anthony Burgess( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Burgess's ambitious study of 20th-century history centers on the stormy relationship between an effete, popular novelist and a Faustian priest."
Shakespeare by Anthony Burgess( Book )

70 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blend of biography, anecdotes, speculations, critical commentary and personal insights
Ernest Hemingway and his world by Anthony Burgess( Book )

24 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of one of the most widely-read 20th century American writers, with an assessment of the contribution he made to contemporary literature
A dead man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess( Book )

53 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novelization of the life of the 16th Century playwright, Christopher Marlowe, portraying him as a spy for Elizabeth I's government in its war with Catholics. Lots of color on Elizabethan London, the court, the intrigues, the theater, the slums. The author's last book before his death, it comes 30 years after his Nothing Like the Sun, a novel on Shakespeare
The novel now : a guide to contemporary fiction by Anthony Burgess( Book )

62 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any old iron by Anthony Burgess( Book )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of survival in our century and the destinies of two families, one Welsh, and one Jewish, who are bound together by marriage
The kingdom of the wicked by Anthony Burgess( Book )

56 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the crucifixion of Jesus and ending, seventy years later, with the destruction of Pompeii, the wminent novelist and critic limns a dazzling, intellectually provocative recreation of the beginnings of Christianity
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

75 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Nothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-life by Anthony Burgess( Book )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing like the sun is an act of homage to William Shakepeare and attempts to answer certain questions about the enigmatic poet's love-life, as well as the relationship of this love-life to his work. Was, for instance, his love for the Earl of South Hampton really platonic? Did he love Anne, his wife? Who was the Dark Lady, whose eyes (as described negatively, by Shakespeare himself) give the novel it's title? Why - in the mddle of the road of life - did he suddenly cease to be "sweet Master Shakespeare" and become instead the purveyor of a dark and nasty vision of the world? Everything here could have happened and quite probably did
Cyrano de Bergerac by Anthony Burgess( Book )

38 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rostand's famous play tells of the brilliant wit Cyrano, with a face marred by his huge nose, who composes love letters to help his friend Christian woo the beautiful Roxane, with whom Cyrano is secretly in love
Flame into being : the life and work of D.H. Lawrence by Anthony Burgess( Book )

30 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the English author, D.H. Lawrence, and examines the development of his fiction and poetry
Tremor of intent by Anthony Burgess( Book )

77 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British agent is assigned to bring back a scientist who has defected to Russia and is hindered by any number of unusual characters
The end of the world news : an entertainment by Anthony Burgess( Book )

43 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1985 by Anthony Burgess( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by and intended as a tribute to George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, Burgess' book is in two parts. The first is a series of essays and self-interviews (Burgess is the voice of the interviewer and the interviewee) discussing aspects of Orwell's book. The second is a novella set in 1985, seven years distant at the time of the novel's writing
The pianoplayers by Anthony Burgess( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the death of her father, an irregularly employed pianist, Ellen Henshaw becomes a high-class prostitute in Paris during the 1930s and then founds a chain of schools to instruct men in the arts of love and music
Re Joyce by Anthony Burgess( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Joyce for the average reader
Finnegans wake by James Joyce( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the narrator through various levels of drunken semi-consciousness. Loosely written around the Irish ballad of Tim Finnegan, who, roused by spilled whiskey, came to at his wake
The wanting seed by Anthony Burgess( Book )

80 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the near future, The Wanting Seed is a Malthusian comedy about the strange world overpopulation will produce. Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious."
A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English by Anthony Burgess( Book )

34 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of language, how it operates now, how it got to be that way, how it will develop in the future, Shakespeare's pronunciation, English newly generated abroad, everyday speech, and the place of English in the world family of languages
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A clockwork orange
Alternative Names
Kell, Joseph

Kell, Joseph 1917-1993

Wilson , John Anthony Burgess

Wilson, John Anthony Burgess 1917-1993

Wilson, John Burgess

Wilson, John Burgess 1917-1993

ברג'ס, אנתוני

ウイルソン, J. B.

バージエスアンソニー 1917-1993

Earthly powersShakespeareErnest Hemingway and his worldA dead man in DeptfordAny old ironThe kingdom of the wickedJesus of NazarethNothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-life