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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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Of course it was horrible,' smiled Dr. Branom. 'Violence is a very horrible thing. That's what you'r ...

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Self-interest, fear of physical pain, drove him to that grotesque act of self-abasement. Its insince ...

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I was very lighthearted. This often the way when the abandonment of personal responsibility is enfor ...

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I wish people would think of me as a musician who writes novels, instead of a novelist who writes mu ...

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There was no trust anywhere in the world, O my brothers, the way I could see it.

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Immortality makes sense only when the individual soul can be thought of as merging into a great coll ...

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I've always felt that English women had to be approached in a sisterly manner, rather than an erotic ...

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He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.

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It was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity ...

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I chart a little first-list of names, rough synopsis of chapters, and so on. But one daren't overpla ...

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Translation is not a matter of words only: it is a matter of making intelligible a whole culture.

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The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.

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I viddied that thinking is for the gloopy ones and that the oomny ones use like inspiration and what ...

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All novels are experimental.

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The book I am best known for, or only known for, is a novel I am prepared to repudiate: written a qu ...

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