The novelist Anthony Burgess died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know and more!
Biography - A Short Wiki
British science fiction author who wrote A Clockwork Orange and the Enderby series. He won the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres distinction of France.
He wrote his first symphony at age eighteen and wrote over 250 musical works over his lifetime.
His novel, A Clockwork Orange, focused on juvenile delinquency and psychopathy and was adapted into a cult classic film directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick.
In 1942, his then-pregnant wife, Llewela, was beaten up by four GI deserters in her home, and later lost her child. This tragic event informed Burgess’ depiction of violence in A Clockwork Orange. After his marriage to Llewela, he was married to Liliana Macellari from 1968 until his death. He had a son named Andrew.
He once wrote a study on the Irish author, James Joyce, entitled ReJoyce.
How did Anthony Burgess die?
Burgess died on 22 November 1993 from lung cancer, at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in London. His ashes were inurned at the Monaco Cemetery.
"I enjoy journalism; anybody does. You see the results immediately; you've got an immediate audience instead of having to wait for your audience as you do if you're writing a book, and you get a bit of money coming in, and you can see more clearly how you're paying the bills. But it's not a good position for the serious novelist to be in."Anthony Burgess
"Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare."Anthony Burgess
"The downtrodden are the great creators of slang."Anthony Burgess
"If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others."Anthony Burgess
"The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon."Anthony Burgess