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Anthony Burgess

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Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator, and critic, best known for his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange. In 2008, The Times placed Burgess number seventeen on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945."

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  • Has there ever been a more grandiose title for a novel? In calling this book EARTHLY POWERS, Anthony Burgess seems to be suggesting that he has written a novel about everything. The extraordinary thing is that in these dense 648 pages, he has. Taking on a sprawling...
    — Apr 19 2013
  • Power comes in many shapes and varying influence. EARTHLY POWERS is a novel from famed CLOCKWORK ORANGE author Anthony Burgess, as he explores the concept of power, telling the dual stories of a man ascending to the papacy and the influence of an infamous novelist, showing...
    — Feb 28 2013
  • I have a hard time thinking of a novel published in 1980 as a "classic." That's only five years older than I am, for goodness' sake!  But 32 years is a fairly long time, Anthony Burgess (author most famously of A Clockwork Orange) seems likely to be around for posterity, and...
    — Dec 11 2012
  • It’s a shame you can’t recommend an Anthony Burgess book without being asked, “Is it anything like A Clockwork Orange?” Burgess was a writer famous for one of his most uncharacteristic books, so the answer will always be no. But in the case of Earthly Powers, his...
    — Dec 4 2012

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