His many novels include A CLOCKWORK ORANGE, 1985, and ANY OLD IRON.
Anthony Burgess (John Anthony Burgess Wilson) was born to a Roman Catholic family in Manchester, England on February 25, 1917.
Burgess's most persistent youthful ambition was to become a composer.
After a secondary education at Xaverian College in his home city, Burgess enrolled at the University of Manchester in 1936.
Set in Italy during World War II, this is the story of the incomparable, malingering bombardier, Yossarian, a hero who is furious because thousands of people he has never met are trying to kill him.
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But his real problem is not the enemy—it is his own army, which keeps increasing the number of missions the men must fly to complete their service.
A Clockwork Orange abandons normal 'language' (which Modernists believed couldn't always convey meaning anyway) and is written in 'Nadsat' (which means teenager).
It is a slang that is spoken by the teenagers at the time.
A world where there are milk bars (moloko kordova) in which fifteen year olds can be served with milk that was laden with drugs.
This fiftieth-anniversary edition commemorates Joseph Heller's masterpiece with a new introduction; critical essays and reviews by Norman Mailer, Alfred Kazin, Anthony Burgess, and others; rare papers and photos; and much more.