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Comprehensive information about Anthony Burgess including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. John Burgess Wilson (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) — who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess — was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange is Burgess's most famous novel, though he dismissed it as one of his lesser works. It was adapted into a highly controversial 1971 film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers. He was a prominent critic, writing acclaimed studies of classic writers such as William Shakespeare, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence and Ernest Hemingway. In 2008, The Times placed Burgess number 17 on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Burgess was an accomplished musician and linguist. He composed over 250 musical works, including a first symphony around age 18, wrote a number of libretti, and translated, among other works, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King and Carmen.. English author poet playwright composer linguist translator and critic This educational Anthony Burgess resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you write fiction you are, in a sense, corrupted. There's a tremendous corruptibility for the fiction writer because you're dealing mainly with sex and violence. These remain the basic themes, they're the basic themes of Shakespeare whether you like it or not. Quote Right
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Quote Left If a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions: when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy. Quote Right
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