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Anthony Burgess

Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple

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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 ?

Apr 8, 2013, 8:17am Top

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

Apr 8, 2013, 9:08am Top

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

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.

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.

Apr 8, 2013, 3:05pm Top

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

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



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