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A Clockwork Orange

If I had not read A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess along with Danielle, I doubt I would have managed to finish it. It’s a book that is generally ranked among the classics and I have been wanting to read it for ages. 809 more words


A Clockwork Orange

Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
★★★★ / ★★★★

Alex (Malcolm McDowell) leads a group of friends (Warren Clarke, James Marcus, Michael Tarn), the four of them collectively known as “droogs,” to commit sociopathic acts of random ultra-violence. 595 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

"We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it."

“We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.”

– Anthony Burgess, English, writer


So there we were dratsing away in the dark...

So there we were dratsing away in the dark, the old Luna with men on it just coming up, the stars stabbing away as it might be knives anxious to join in the dratsing. 110 more words


Anthony Burgess tore it up and stuffed the pages in his socks to get it back through Heathrow.

     Lady Chatterley’s Lover

       D. H. Lawrence, 1928.

For episode #7 of the podcast I’m joined again by Melbourne cultural critic and writer, the delightful Mel Campbell, to discuss D. 278 more words

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Little Wilson

Anthony Burgess, book reviewer extraordinaire, amongst many other things, dared to opine that book reviews have no effect. That cannot be true, for when I saw the (very favourable) review of the first volume of his confessions, Little Wilson and Big God in the Sydney Morning Herald, I took my brand new Commonwealth Bank key card from my brand new job and hopped on a train into the city for late night shopping on a Thursday, and headed to Abbey’s Bookshop where I splurged and bought it in hard cover. 297 more words

Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist. 

Anthony Burgess

When British author Anthony Burgess (born February 25, 1917) sold A Clockwork Orange to a U.S.

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