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Collected Poems

Anthony Burgess

Edited by Jonathan Mann

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ISBN: 978 1 800170 12 4
Categories: 20th Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Classics
Published: December 2020
216 x 135 mm
320 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • The Collected Poems of the acclaimed Manchester-born poet, novelist, screenwriter and composer Anthony Burgess.
    Anthony Burgess
    Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) was a novelist, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. Best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, he wrote more than sixty books of fiction, non-fiction and autobiography, as well as classical music, plays, film scripts, essays and articles. Burgess was born in Manchester, England and ... read more
    Praise for Anthony Burgess  '€˜Reading Burgess is pleasant, suggestive and fun.'

    Rafa Latorre, El Mundo
    'Reading the entertaining collection is like popping into a pub to spend an hour with an erudite, garrulous polymath. When you resurface, blinking towards the light, you look at things a little differently.'

    N. J. McGarrigle, The Irish Times

     'Offering the wisdom, sense of discovery and thrill of a dozen fine novels, The Ink Trade can be read as a practical handbook of reading, writing and reviewing, as a compendium of shrewd maxims and epigrammatic wit, and as a defence of the business of writing alongside a gently ironic lament to a writer's plight in the age of mass media and marketing. For those with a deeper interest in Burgess's bountiful output, it is also a vital source for his theories of literature and language, and how these animate his work.'

    James Hopkin, NewStatesman

    'One of the things that The Ink Trade shows is that Burgess, whose main fault as a reviewer was excessive compassion for his fellow authors, can still serve as a model for beginners and old hacks alike.'

    Kevin Jackson, Literary Review

       'A commitment to the value of writing and literature comes across with vigour and rigour in "The Ink Trade".'

    Sean Sheehan, The Prisma

      'The writings cover a range of subjects, including Metropolis, Fritz Lang's classic 1927 film, and fellow writers Ernest Hemingway and JB Priestley. They also include an unpublished 1991 lecture on censorship.... The essays span Burgess's journalistic career, including the Yorkshire Post, from which he was sacked after reviewing one of his own books - Inside Mister Enderby... The review, dated 1963, is included in The Ink Trade.'
    Dalya Alberge, The Guardian
     'Carr has achieved a heroic feat in the editing of this book. From the vast mountain of Burgess' non-fiction writing he has curated a selection that is intensely readable, pleasantly eclectic, and balances the published and the unpublished in such a way that those who have read all of Burgess' previous collections will enjoy this book as much as the newcomer.'
    Joe Darlington, The Manchester Review of Books
     'Language is definitely of top concern in these articles. He believed that language and wordplay should be of top concern to anyone... Burgess tried to adopt the role of valiant, though uncompromising, protector and defender of great literature.'
    Blair James, The Manchester Review of Books
    A 'Book to Look Out For in 2018' in Herald Scotland
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