Saturday, September 13, 2008

Anthony Burgess

This morning I wrote some nonsense about Anthony Burgess. I didn't know what I was talking about. All I can say is that I've read Clockwork Orange (one customer asked me for a Chocolate Orange) and he popped in my shop. Once.

Here he is in 1968, sporting a superb haircut and speaking in tongues:


Richard de pesando MA(RCA) said...

he would have made a great judge on the X-Factor.

bye bye bellulah said...

Absolutely love Anthony Burgess, not so much Clockwork Orange, but anything else I've ever heard him connected with, especially his subtitles for the 1990 Cyrano de Bergerac.

Alistair Cooke, too, I always think of them together, both sadly missed from British culture.

Guillaume said...

Hey, Burgess came in your shop? Lucky you! he is my favorite writer, by far. I put that video of him on my blog myself, I think his criticism of youth is spot on.

Oliver said...

He comes across as a supersnob with a mullet to end all mullets!

Even in Lewes it would be hard to get a hair do that bad.

As for the orange, I've never found the key to wind it up!

Adrian Reynolds said...

Sadly, YouTube have pulled that clip (as of March '09).

Shame - he was spot on. Although, I had heard that by the late 1980's he was supposed to have recanted that position and opined that, compared to the musical degradation known as rap, the Beatles were the very fount of pop melody.