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Burgess, Anthony 1917-1993

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A clockwork orange by Anthony Burgess( Book )

156 editions published between 1417 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 8,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through a central character, Alex, the disturbing novel creates and 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 delinquent undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior
Earthly powers by Anthony Burgess( Book )

27 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,497 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 )

75 editions published between 1907 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 1,800 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 )

52 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,722 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 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-life by Anthony Burgess( Book )

89 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Nothing Like The Sun' is a magnificent, bawdy telling of Shakespeare's love life. Starting with the young Will, the novel is a romp that follows Will's maturation into sex and writing
The kingdom of the wicked by Anthony Burgess( Book )

55 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,666 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
Any old iron by Anthony Burgess( Book )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,640 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
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

67 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

35 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and Danish and held by 1,563 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
1985 by Anthony Burgess( Book )

35 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,531 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
Flame into being : the life and work of D.H. Lawrence by Anthony Burgess( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the writer D.H. Lawrence, his works and his short turbulent life
The end of the world news : an entertainment by Anthony Burgess( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tremor of intent by Anthony Burgess( Book )

47 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,451 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 pianoplayers by Anthony Burgess( Book )

33 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her mother dies, Ellen Henshaw is put into the doubtful care of her seldom sober, but kind hearted father Billy. She rises from a childhood spent in seedy boarding houses and a Brussels convent education, to become a highly sought-after "companion" with "Schools of Love" from Bangkok to London. However, Billy remains the chief theme of the story as Ellen recalls affectionately their varied and colourful adventures together
Re Joyce by Anthony Burgess( Book )

12 editions published between 1965 and 2000 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Joyce for the average reader
The wanting seed by Anthony Burgess( Book )

84 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,316 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 )

49 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allegory of the fall and redemption of mankind"--P. [4] of cover
A mouthful of air : language, languages-- especially English by Anthony Burgess( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 1,261 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

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Earthly powersShakespeareErnest Hemingway and his worldA dead man in DeptfordNothing like the sun, a story of Shakespeare's love-lifeThe kingdom of the wickedAny old ironJesus of Nazareth