Wired for Books: Anthony Burgess

Synopsis
Best known for his novel, A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess talks about being told by his doctor in 1959 that he had a fatal brain tumor and only had a year to live. That was when Burgess became a full-time writer and wrote his famous novel. The doctor was wrong and Burgess would live and write for another forty years.

In this 1985 interview with Don Swaim, Burgess discusses A Clockwork Orange and the 1970 film adaptation of the novel. He also talks about the writer, T. S. Eliot, whom Burgess calls a "prophet" with ideas similar to Zen Buddhists.

Anthony Burgess explains why he thinks all writers are dangerous and says that all a successful writer needs to produce is 1,000 words per day.
Series
Wired for Books
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
1985
Subjects
English language and literature
Keywords
Eliot, Thomas Stearns (1888-1965); literature - English; Burgess, Anthony

Online availability

URI
http://www.wiredforbooks.org/anthonyburgess/
Delivery
Streamed

Production Company

Name

CBS Radio

Distributor

Name

Ohio State University

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