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Monday, February 25, 2013
British author Anthony Burgess was born - 1917
British author Anthony Burgess was born onFebruary 25, 1917 in Harpurhey, Manchester, England.
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.
Barry is the author of Great Britain’s Literary Legends. The book can be
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