1985 (Paperback)Anthony Burgess (author)
Part two is Burgess' own dystopic vision, written in 1978. He skewers both the present and the future, describing a state where industrial disputes and social unrest compete with overwhelming surveillance, security concerns and the dominance of technology to make life a thing to be suffered rather than lived.
Together these two works form a unique guide to one of the twentieth century's most talented, imaginative and prescient writers. Several decades later, Burgess' most singular work still stands.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 167 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 18 mm
An exciting, bleakly fascinating story told with enormous erudition and wit. Its indignation is blazingly imaginative, furiously vital and gives us hope - Financial Times
The unclassifiable Mr Burgess has once more broken new ground - Kingsley Amis, Observer
There is too much which is truly excellent for anyone to ignore it - Auberon Waugh, Evening Standard
Burgess is the great postmodern storehouse of British writing - an important experimentalist; an encyclopaedic amasser, but also a maker of form; a playful comic, with a dark gloom - Malcolm Bradbury
One of the cleverest and most original writers of his generation - The Times
Wonderful ... I don't agree with everything Burgess writes, but the way he writes it is spectacular. It's hard to make profound ideas read so easily; Burgess does, with such artfulness that you almost forget how profound it is. It's a masterclass in everything from history and sociology to pop culture and sexuality, and breezes by like a cheery pop song. Burgess was also famed as a raconteur, and that might be the closest approximation of delight you feel reading him: you're in company with a brilliant mind who makes everything entertaining and comprehensible. - Irish Independent
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