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Anthony Burgess

John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL (/?b??rd??s/; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) – who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess – was an English writer and composer. From relatively modest beginnings in a Catholic family in Manchester, he eventually became one of the best known English literary figures of the latter half of the twentieth century

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I have heard earnest American sociologists say that American children have a right to the divorce ex ...

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What critics often ask for is the impossible, though this may be a salutary means of extending the b ...

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For no man is damned precisely because God hath not chosen him, because he is not elected, but becau ...

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I conclude that there is as much sense in nonsense as there is nonsense in sense.

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This truth may be handled either sinfully or profitably; sinfully as when it is treated on only to s ...

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Art is rare and sacred and hard work, and there ought to be a wall of fire around it.

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I wrote much because I was paid little. I had no great desire to leave a literary name behind me.

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The practice of fiction can be dangerous: it puts ideas into the head of the world.

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Eat this sweetish segment or spit it out. You are free.

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I start at the beginning, go on to the end, then stop.

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This is great art, we've been told this by the great pundits of our age. And in consequence why shou ...

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You have no idea how pleasant it is not to have any future. It's like having a totally efficient con ...

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This must be a real horrorshow film if you're so keen on my viddying it.

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The next morning I woke up at oh eight oh oh hours, my brothers, and as I still felt shagged and fag ...

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“The downtrodden, who are the great creators of slang.”

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