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Selected Quotes from A Clockwork Orange

  1. “Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?”
  2. “The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate.
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twinning III

Pictured below: four pairs of twins from Københavns Botanisk Have.  I’ll leave their naming to you.  But isn’t this inverted sunrise delicious?  What warmth, oh my brothers!   58 more words


A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

First Sentence:     ‘What‘s it going to be then, eh?’

Back of the book:

Fully restored edition of Anthony Burgess’ original text of A Clockwork Orange, with a glossary of the teen slang ‘Nadsat’, explanatory notes, pages from the original typescript, interviews, articles and reviews Edited by Andrew Biswell With a Foreword by Martin Amis ‘It is a horrorshow story …’ Fifteen-year-old Alex likes lashings of ultraviolence. 268 more words


Why Crossmessparzel?

On page 619 of James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake we find:

While for whoever likes that urogynal pan of cakes one apiece it is thanks, beloved, to Adam, our former first Finnlatter and our grocerest churcher, as per Grippiths’ varuations, for his beautiful crossmess parzel.

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Book Review: A Clockwork Orange: Anthony Burgess

“But what I do I do because I like to do.” 

A Clockwork Orange. Where do I start? Set in a dystopian future, meet Alex, a psychopathic teenager with a penchant for Beethoven, sex and all things naughty. 421 more words

Anthony Burgess - A Clockwork Orange,1962

Chapter 6.

As I stepped back from the kick I must have like trod on the tail of one of these dratsing creeching pusspots, because I slooshied a gromky yauuuuuuuuw and found that like fur and teeth and claws had like fastened themselves round my leg, and there I was cursing away and trying to shake it off holding this silver malenky statue in one rooker and trying to climb over this old ptitsa on the floor to reach lovely Ludwig van in frowning like stone. 538 more words

20th Century

Review #48: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

This book, is one of the many books on my to-read list that I posted in my recommendations page. My mother, coincidentally gave me a copy of this book that she read at school. 872 more words

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