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A Week in Literary History

February 25th, 2002

English novelist Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange, 1962) is born in 1917 in Manchester.

Anthony Burgess, b. February 25, 1917, d. 1993

burgess.jpgBurgess is often considered the most gifted twentieth-century novelist not to have written a great novel, but the Enderby books, especially the first two of them, and A Clockwork Orange come mighty close. Even if Burgess had never written a piece of fiction, we would remember him for his books about literature; in addition to Joyce and Shakespeare, he wrote on D.H. Lawrence, Hemingway, and many others. And language lovers will always savor his virtuosity with words.

Suggested Reading Novels A Clockwork Orange, 1961. The Wanting Seed, 1962. The Enderby books (Inside Mr. Enderby, 1963. Enderby Outside, 1968. A Clockwork Testament, or Enderby’s End, 1974. Enderby’s Dark Lady, 1984.) The Eve of St. Venus, 1964. A Tremor of Intent, 1966. Earthly Powers, 1980. About literature Here Comes Everybody: An Introduction to James Joyce for the Ordinary Reader, 1965. A Shorter Finnegans Wake, 1966. Shakespeare, 1970. Other A Mouthful of Air: Language, and Languages, Especially English, 1992. Autobiography Little Wilson and Big God, 1987. You’ve Had Your Time, 1990.

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