What makes Clockwork an unparalleled post-Joycean masterpiece…? The heart of the work resides in Burgess’ self-manufactured rebel-youth colloquialism, i.e., a language he calls Nadsat. The meter or rhyme is nothing we would want to schematize: an onslaught of hurly-burly neologisms that brush against a mania uniquely reminiscent of Ludwig Van’s 9thsymphony, itself. 437 more words
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I have long forgotten the feeling of living without anxiety cluttering some small corner of my chest, but that’s okay. I’m adjusting. Adjusting to a new medication, to getting over an illness, and adjusting to all the stress that I know the next year and a half will bring. 404 more words
This book contains graphic detail of assault, rape, and torture.
Anthony Burgess’ most well-known novel is a tricky book to read due to it’s heavy use of Russian slang, but if you can stick with it and parse out the meanings of the words, you’re in for a disturbing, horrorshow treat. 197 more words