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The best Manchester art exhibitions this season

During the summer the best places to go to immerse yourself in culture is an exhibition hall and in Manchester you are never too far away from one. 583 more words


The switch point

“I’ll tell you a thing that will shock you,” Anthony Burgess once said in an interview with Writers Digest in the late seventies. “It will certainly shock the readers of… 1,037 more words


On the Horizon

On Monday I had my first of three FYP workshops. There has been talk of the FYP since I started going to UL and in all honesty I hadn’t put any real thought into it until this semester. 253 more words


A Clockwork Orange: Timshel! Thou Mayest!

Note: This review will not attempt to avoid spoilers (It’s been 50 years!)

A Clockwork Orange is perhaps best known for being perhaps the most disturbing of Stanley Kubrick’s films. 986 more words

Short story: One of these Days by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, from No One Writes to the Colonel and Other Stories. Recommended.

Poem: Ye Elves of Hills by William Shakespeare, listened to on the Poem of the Day podcast, from March 2017. 27 more words

The Ray Bradbury Challenge

A Clockwork Orange: Free will

In A Clockwork Orange, written by Anthony Burgess, the ability to freely choose is technologically conditioned by the authorities, therefore, it becomes a behavior instead of a choice, or through one’s free will. 507 more words


Tremor of Intent by Anthony Burgess #Burgess100

Tremor of Intent by Anthony Burgess

English fiction

Source – personnel copy

Well today sees the 100th anniversary of the nirth of Anthony Burgess. You may ask why  me the translated fiction fan likes Burgess so much. 810 more words