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Rotten Fruit: Reexamining A Clockwork Orange

by CHAD EAGLETON

I took a strange and winding route back to reading Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange. For some time now, I’ve been trying to construct a biography of forgotten crime writer Shane Stevens. 5,701 more words

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Ode to Joy

On this week’s season (and possibly series) finale of Franklin & Bash, the eccentric lawyer played by Malcolm McDowell opened his voice-activated safe by humming the “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s… 360 more words

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A Clockwork Orange

“Goodness comes from within… Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.”
Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Hospital Hair

Kenneth, fresh from his shower, is settled back into bed. Chris, in playful mood, combs his hair into an upswept Mohican look: Kenneth is not that enthralled with the style. 130 more words

Anthony Burgess's Napoleon Symphony (Book Acquired, 10.02.2014)

Anthony Burgess’s 1974 novel Napoleon Symphony gets the trade paperback reissue treatment from Norton. Their blurb:

Anthony Burgess draws on his love of music and history in this novel he called “elephantine fun” to write.

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I must admit that “Clockwork Orange” gave me an arousal, I did not know why, but as I watched the leading character (I think it was Malcolm McDowell, or was it Terence Stamp?) being pinned onto a chair and forced to watch violent and horror films, I had the sensation of blood boiling all over my body. 391 more words

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