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KINDLE ❁ A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess –

A Clockwork OrangeThis Is A Fully Restored Edition Of Anthony Burgess Original Text Of A Clockwork Orange, With A Glossary Of The Teen Slang Nadsat , Explanatory Notes, Pages From The Original Typescript, Interviews, Articles And ReviewsIt Is A Horrorshow StoryFifteen Year Old Alex Likes Lashings Of Ultraviolence He And His Gang Of Friends Rob, Kill And Rape Their Way Through A Nightmarish Future, Until The State Puts A Stop To His Riotous Excesses But What Will His Re Education Mean A Dystopian Horror, A Black Comedy, An Exploration Of Choice, A Clockwork Orange Is Also A Work Of Exuberant Invention Which Created A New Language For Its Characters This Critical Edition Restores The Text Of The Novel As Anthony Burgess Originally Wrote It, And Includes A Glossary Of The Teen Slang Nadsat , Explanatory Notes, Pages From The Original Typescript, Interviews, Articles And Reviews, Shedding Light On The Enduring Fascination Of The Novel S Sweet And Juicy Criminality Anthony Burgess Was Born In Manchester In 1917 And Educated At Xaverian College And Manchester University.He Spent Six Years In The British Army Before Becoming A Schoolmaster And Colonial Education Officer In Malaya And Brunei After The Success Of His Malayan Trilogy, He Became A Full Time Writer In 1959 His Books Have Been Published All Over The World, And They Include The Complete Enderby, Nothing Like The Sun, Napoleon Symphony, Tremor Of Intent, Earthly Powers And A Dead Man In Deptford Anthony Burgess Died In London In 1993 Andrew Biswell Is The Professor Of Modern Literature At Manchester Metropolitan University And The Director Of The International Anthony Burgess Foundation His Publications Include A Biography, The Real Life Of Anthony Burgess, Which Won The Portico Prize In 2006 He Is Currently Editing The Letters And Short Stories Of Anthony Burgess.

KINDLE ❁ A Clockwork Orange Author Anthony Burgess –
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 306 pages
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Anthony Burgess
  • English
  • 10 March 2018
  • 9780141197531

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  1. says:

    A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read mostly, I think, because it is preceded by a reputation of shocking ultra violence I m not going to deny here that the book contains violence It features lengthy descriptions of heinous crimes, and they re vivid descriptions, full of excitement Burgess later wrote in his autobiography I was sickened by my own excitement at setting it down Yet it does not glorify violence, nor is it a book about violence per se Rather it s an exploration of the morality of free will Of whether it is better to choose to be bad than to be conditioned to be good Of alienation and how to deal with the excesses to which such alienation may lead And ultimately, of one man s decision to say goodbye to all that At least in the UK version The American version, on which Stanley Kubrick s film adaptation was based, ends on a less optimistic note In short, it s a novella of ideas which just happens to contain a fair bit of violence.It is also quite an artistic and linguistic achievement Those who have seen the film will know that Alex the anti hero and his droogs friends speak a made up language full of Russian loanwords, Shakespearean and Biblical influences and Cockney ...

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    How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said By avoiding reading others thoughts until I ve written mine.There are horrors in this book, but there is beauty too, and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution, even if the same is not true of what happens in the story.Book vs Film, and Omission of Final ChapterI saw the film first, and read the book shortly afterwards Usually a bad idea, but in this case, being familiar with the plot and the Nadsat slang made it easier to relax if that s an appropriate word, given some of the horrors to come into the book The film is less hypnotic and far shocking than the book, because it is visual and because, like the US version of the book, it omits the optimistic final chapter.The British censors originally passed the film uncut But a year later, it was cited as possibly inspiring a couple of murders, leading to threats against Kubrick s family The year after that, Kubrick asked for it to be withdrawn, and it was, even though he said To try and f...

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    Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints, though breaking through them is often difficult What the poor disaffected youth do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs. Every word carries history, and by destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they are proposing something new This idea is captured when they attack the bourgeoisie professor in the opening scene they beat him, tear his books apart and strip him naked in the streets It is an act of aggression and power it is an act that is infused with jealousy and rage The lower classes are sick of the elites, and the poor are sick of the rich And they want to stand on their own two feet Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him However, despite the symbolic nature of the scene, it also demonstrates the rash nature of such youths In their actions they perpetuate such divisions and class divid...

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    In 1960 Anthony Burgess was 43 and had written 4 novels and had a proper job teaching in the British Colonial Service in Malaya and Brunei Then he had a collapse and the story gets complicated But I like the first cool version AB told, which was that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given a year to live Since as you know he lived a further 33 years, we may conclude the doctors were not entirely correct However the doctor tells you you have a year to live what do you do Lapse into a major depression Get drunk and stay drunk Buy a Harley davidson Not if you were Anthony Burgess Uxorious regard for his wife s future security bade him to place his arse on a chair in the unpleasing English seaside town of Hove and type out five and a half novels in the one year left to him, which, he later pointed out, was approximately equivalent to E M Forster s entire lifetime output And the last of these five completed novels was A Clockwork Orange.No mean feat.So, this little novel should be on everyone who hasn t read it s must read list It s a...

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    What s it going to be then, eh A linguistic adventure, O my brothers I had seen the Kubrick film and so reading the novella was on the list I very much enjoyed it, was surprised to learn that American publishers and Kubrick had omitted the crucial last chapter that provides some moral denouement to the ultra violence.As disturbingly good as this is, one aspect that always comes back to me is Burgess creation of and use of the Nadsat language This provides color and mystery to the narrative and it is noteworthy that Burgess intent was to soften the blow of the violent themes of the book 2018 addendum it is a testament to great literature that a reader recalls the work years later and this is a book about which I frequently think This is a book that, for me at least, is connected to the Stanley Kubrick film I don t always watch a movie after I ve read the book, and when I do I usually draw a distinction between the two, but these two works remain indelibly connected ...

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    In the near future in an Utopian socialist country, England where everyone has to work except the ill or old whether the job makes any sense or not, a group of teenagers like to party without limits at night Alex the leader, George 2nd in command, Pete the most sane and the big dim Dim, he s good with his boots, fun loving kids Your humble narrator Alex, will tell this story my brothers First they see an ancient man leaving the library carrying books, very suspicious nobody goes there now, inspecting these filthy things and ripping them to pieces, not forgetting a few punches on the offender to stop this evil habit, next entering a shop and borrowing some needed money, the owner and wife have to be persuaded with just a little force for this honor, then teaching a scummy drunk in the street the evil of his ways, pounding some sense into his addled brain Meeting old friends Billyboy and company, in a dark alley, they exchange love taps but boys sometimes play too hard, drops of blood fall lovingly to the ground When so many noisy sirens go off these peaceful youths, leave this unhealthy place Getting tired of walking the gang goes on a joy ride, after spotting the empty car not being used The friends decide to travel to the countryside, leaving dirty London behind for fresh air, the beauty of the land, the woods, tiny critters to watch and the slow on...

  7. says:

    This book was sweet The way russian was used to show the distopian future was one of the coolest literary devices I have seen Because I was so enthralled by it, I often read parts than once to make sure I wa...

  8. says:

    437 A Clockwork Orange Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by English writer Anthony Burgess, published in 1962 Set in a near future English society featuring a subculture of extreme youth violence, the teenage protagonist, Alex, narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities i...

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    Like many I suppose, I saw Kubrick s film long ago without having read the book until now Part punk rock version of Finnegans Wake, part scalding criticism of UK society in the 50s, Burgess dystopian Center is a real horrorshow in a non ACO interpretation of the word of violence Alex is a terrifying character every bit as evil as the Joker or Anton Chigurh whose state sponsored brainwashing is equally disturbing The prison chaplain s pleas for free choice tend to exemplify the theme of the book In any case, the Wakesque language that Alex employs, while not entirely opaque, takes a little getting used to, but I found it did not take away from the powerful emotions that the text invokes.I also suppose that many of us who are anti Trump fear this kind of proto fascist dystopian...

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    What s it going to be then, eh Leave your domy house to borrow from the public biblio, or reach inside your carman for a bit of cutter Then, O my brothers, feast your glazzies on a dobby little novel You ll smeck your gulliver off and platch at the strack Itty bedways on your oddy knocky and let s nachinat critique of this zammechat raskazz A Clockwork Orange, the dystopian cult classic written by Anthony Burgess and published by William Heinemann in 1962, is a book which addresses violence in postmodern society, morality and human choice The novel is set in the near future and narrated by Alex, our teenage protagonist who speaks an invented Russian influenced argot, Nadsat Alex and his droogs or friends terrorise the locals, performing acts of ultra violence, dratsing, crasting and rape with the apparent lack of law enforcement, issues graphically portrayed in the book and movie adaptation by Stanley Kubrick However, when Alex is incarcerated for murder the second part deals with the government s effort...

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