Monday, February 25, 2013

British author Anthony Burgess was born - 1917


British author Anthony Burgess was born on February 25, 1917 in Harpurhey, Manchester, England.
From relatively modest beginnings, Burgess rose to become one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century. Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, A Clockwork Orange remains his best known novel. In 1971 it was adapted into a highly controversial film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including Earthly Powers (1980) which has been regarded by most critics as his greatest novel. He also worked as a literary critic, writing studies of classic writers, most notably James Joyce. Burgess was also an accomplished musician and linguist. He composed over 250 musical works, including a first symphony around age 18. Burgess died on November 22, 1993 in London, England.  
 
 
Michael Thomas Barry is the author of Great Britain’s Literary Legends. The book can be purchased from Amazon through the following links: 


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