HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Check out the Pride Celebration Treasure Hunt!
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
  • LibraryThing
  • Book discussions
  • Your LibraryThing
  • Join to start using.

Anthony Burgess

Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple

Join LibraryThing to post.

This topic is currently marked as "dormant"—the last message is more than 90 days old. You can revive it by posting a reply.

1Macumbeira
Apr 8, 2013, 7:33am Top

Rick's post reminded me that I know next to nothing about the ol' man, except that he wrote comprehensible books on James Joyce and that he took potshots at Norman Douglas, once the most civilized man alive, in his book Earthly Powers

Two questions :

Which biography of AB would you recommend me ?

Anybody interested in a group read of Earthly Powers ? In a month or so, after Rick's Japanese picknick ?

2RickHarsch
Apr 8, 2013, 8:17am Top

Well, obviously I am--perhaps it can be squeezed between Mishima halves...

3Macumbeira
Apr 8, 2013, 9:08am Top

Burgess Biography : certainly not the Roger Lewis, but maybe the Andrew Biswell

4anna_in_pdx
Apr 8, 2013, 2:15pm Top

Darn, I read Earthly Powers last summer with the Lit Snobs. It was a great book. I might be interested in a good bio though.

5MeditationesMartini
Apr 8, 2013, 3:05pm Top

Biography?? No!! Autobiography!!! Burgess's autobio is so great and I remember it better than most of his novels. It comes in two volumes with great titles, Little Wilson and Big God and You've Had Your Time.

6MeditationesMartini
Apr 8, 2013, 3:05pm Top

I will participate in a read of either Earthly Powers or the autob.

7Macumbeira
Edited: May 20, 2013, 6:29am Top

n

About

This topic is not marked as primarily about any work, author or other topic.

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,494,849 books! | Top bar: Always visible