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Burgess, Anthony 1917-1993

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A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess( Book )

126 editions published between 1417 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 7,431 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 2,465 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 )

69 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,069 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 1,776 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
The novel now : a guide to contemporary fiction by Anthony Burgess( Book )

61 editions published between 1947 and 1972 in English and Italian and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any old iron by Anthony Burgess( Book )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 1,660 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
Nothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-life by Anthony Burgess( Book )

83 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,645 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
A dead man in Deptford by Anthony Burgess( Book )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,630 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 kingdom of the wicked by Anthony Burgess( Book )

58 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,619 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 )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Cyrano de Bergerac by Anthony Burgess( Book )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1,550 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
Tremor of intent by Anthony Burgess( Book )

76 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,491 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
Flame into being : the life and work of D.H. Lawrence by Anthony Burgess( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of the English author, D.H. Lawrence, and examines the development of his fiction and poetry
The end of the world news : an entertainment by Anthony Burgess( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1985 by Anthony Burgess( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,447 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 )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,405 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
The wanting seed by Anthony Burgess( Book )

80 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,300 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."
Finnegans wake by James Joyce( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is about an innkeeper who lives with his family, cleaning-woman and barman just outside Dublin. It is written in a strange-looking language, but this sort of language is entirely appropriate for a dream, and dream is what our hero does, from the first page to the last. What does he dream about? The whole history of man, which is a perpetual cycle of falling and rising again. The Earwicker family is drawn into the rather unhandy and amateurish acting of this great human epic
The doctor is sick by Anthony Burgess( Book )

78 editions published between 1960 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Edwin Spindrift, a linguist, decides to escape from the hospital the night before his brain tumor surgery is scheduled and discovers a world of people exists outside his universe of words
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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 worldAny old ironNothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-lifeA dead man in DeptfordThe kingdom of the wickedJesus of Nazareth