The Real Life of Anthony Burgess

The Real Life of Anthony Burgess

Unabridged

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Synopsis

WINNER OF THE PORTICO PRIZE 2006

Anthony Burgess has always attracted acclaim and notoriety in roughly equal measure. He is admired for his literary novels, but known to a wider audience as the author of the ultra-violent shocker, A Clockwork Orange. Burgess was a brilliant polymath, a composer, and a man for whom chaos and creativity, fact and fiction, existed in a complex and unique balance. Drawing on his fraught relationships with publishers, friends and his first wife, as expressed in interviews, unpublished writings, letters and diaries, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess reveals both the professional writer and the private man as he has never been seen before.

'The Real Life of Anthony Burgess is the biography all Burgess fans have been waiting for and which the great man himself richly deserves: revelatory, scrupulous, sincere and fascinating' William Boyd, Books of the Year Guardian

'Biswell's absorbing new life . . . is a work of scholarship, understanding and sympathetic portraiture' Observer

'He has shed great light on a writer, his personality and his work. This is a biography of the highest class' Herald

'As the first Burgess biography of any consequence it is long overdue' Sunday Telegraph

The Real Life of Anthony Burgess was shortlisted for the inaugural Glen Dimplex New Writers' Award.

About the Publisher

Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9780330481717
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: Unabridged
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 434
Weight: 386g
Height: 198mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 31mm