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The Resource Anthony Burgess, Roger Lewis

Anthony Burgess, Roger Lewis

Label
Anthony Burgess
Title
Anthony Burgess
Statement of responsibility
Roger Lewis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Using the techniques of fiction and memoir, as well as being a thorough and definitive scholarly investigation, this delirious kaleidoscope of a book is the culmination of twenty years' work on Anthony Burgess (1917-93), the author who remains best known for A Clockwork Orange, the source of Stanley Kubrick's classic film." "Yet Burgess was the author of over sixty other brightly-coloured books, ranging from airport blockbusters to a history of the stagecoach, from brilliant collections of literary journalism and studies of Joyce, Shakespeare, Hemingway and Lawrence, to meditations on music and pot-boilers on beds and pornography. He wrote the script for Jesus of Nazareth and successfully translated Cyrano de Bergerac for the RSC. His adaptation of Carmen, however, was scorned and his operetta, Blooms of Dublin, was considered the worst thing anyone had ever heard. When he died he left approximately $3 million in the bank and ten or so houses and apartments scattered across Europe." "Burgess, Roger Lewis argues, was the writer as faker and prankster who lived, like an actor, by deception and illusion. Tracking his quarry from Manchester to Malaya to Malta to Monte Carlo, Lewis assesses Burgess' struggles and grudges and uncovers the webs of truth and illusion. As with his great biographies of Peter Sellers, Laurence Olivier and Charles Hawtrey, he has written a modern classic about an antic disposition."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1960-
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Lewis, Roger
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Authors, English
  • Critics
  • Burgess, Anthony
  • Burgess, Anthony
Label
Anthony Burgess, Roger Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Chronology and selelct bibliography": p. xi-xxxvii
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-418) and index
Control code
16000763903
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 434 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780571204922
Lccn
2003446549
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Anthony Burgess, Roger Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
  • "Chronology and selelct bibliography": p. xi-xxxvii
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 413-418) and index
Control code
16000763903
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxxvii, 434 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780571204922
Lccn
2003446549
Other physical details
ill., ports.

Library Locations

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