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Subject: Yoday's picture, Anthony Burgess, was born 100 years ago today (died 1933)


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Wrote "A Clockwork Orange"
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Date Posted: Saturday, February 25, 12:09:32pm
In reply to: Other birthdays, Feb. 25- 's message, "Talk show host Sally Jessy Raphaël is 82, actor Tom Courtenay is 80 today, journalist Bob Schieffer is also 80" on Saturday, February 25, 12:05:06pm

John Anthony Burgess Wilson,(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.

Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains his best known novel. In 1971 it was adapted into a highly controversial film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers, regarded by most critics as his greatest novel. He wrote librettos and screenplays, including for the 1977 TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth. He worked as a literary critic for several publications, including The Observer and The Guardian, and wrote studies of classic writers, notably James Joyce. A versatile linguist, Burgess lectured in phonetics, and translated Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King and the opera Carmen, among others.
Burgess also composed over 250 musical works; he sometimes claimed to consider himself as much a composer as an author, although he enjoyed considerably more success in writing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Burgess

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Oops, should read "Today's Pic" & he died in 1993 (NT)Goddamn it!Saturday, February 25, 12:12:43pm


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