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25 th November - On This Day In History


1835 Andrew Carnegie (billionaire and philanthropist)


1993 Anthony Burgess (novelist – Clockwork Orange)

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1867 Alfred Nobel invents dynamite

Have a good Wednesday, 25th November


A Clockwork Orange

Alright there, malchicks and devotchkas. A Clockwork Orange is fucking wild. It’s not my personal favorite Kubrick movie but it’s one of my favorites because it’s a Kubrick movie. 1,267 more words


MOVIE: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

MOVIE: A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Based on a novel by Anthony Burgess

Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick

Starring Malcolm McDowell

This is a disturbing movie, especially in the beginning. 107 more words

Classic Movies 1970's


In (Anthony) Burgess’s discussion of Nineteen Eighty Four he goes on to suggest that a cacotopian tendency of society is visible in his lifetime. When ‘the stresses of contemporary life grow intolerable’ we can read the signs for a coming cacotopia: ‘There are bills to pay, machines that go wrong and cannot be repaired, roofs that leak, buses that fail to arrive, dull work to be done, an inability to make ends meet, insurance premiums that fall due, sickness, the panorama of the wicked world displayed in the press …’


The Friday 56: A Clockwork Orange

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme originally hosted by Freda’s Voice.

I wanted to do this novel for Friday 56 last week, but I hadn’t gotten to page 56 yet and I didn’t want to accidentally spoil it for myself. 109 more words


A Clockwork Orange

Alex (Malcolm Mcdowell) and his gang spend the nights in the future England raping and beating people up whilst singing, singing in the rain. Eventually, Alex is caught and is jailed. 140 more words

Malcolm Mcdowell

Anthony Burgess’ 'A Clockwork Orange' and book-burning

There are a number of perverse pleasures that one can indulge in when reading Anthony Burgess’ dystopian novel A Clockwork Orange. One can appreciate Burgess’ fun  conceptualisation of what Britain might look like as a communist state (woefully inefficient, apparently), one can enjoy how one gradually begins to understand Nadsat, the language that Burgess wrote the novel in, attempting to guess the way in which the youths of the future may speak, a fusion between  cockney rhyming slang and Soviet-inflected cockney rhyming slang (Burgess may have been slightly off on this point) or one could revel in Burgess’ anticipation of the polarised response to the text. 440 more words

English Literature