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Title:1985
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Publisher:Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd
ISBN:0091360803
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Number of Pages:240
Category:Fiction, Science fiction, Dystopia, Politics

1985 by Anthony Burgess

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC 1985 In characteristically daring style Anthony Burgess combines two responses to Orwell s in one book The first is a sharp analysis through dialogues parodies and essays Burgess sheds new light on what he called an apocalyptic codex of our worst fears creating a critique that is literature in its own right Part two is Burgess own dystopic vision written in He skewers both the present and the future describing a state where industrial disputes and social unrest compete with overwhelming surveillance security concerns and the dominance of technology to make life a thing to be suffered rather than lived Together these two works form a unique guide to one of the twentieth century s most talented imaginative and prescient writers Several decades later Burgess most singular work still stands

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1985, The End of the World News, A Clockwork Orange, Earthly Powers, The Wanting Seed, The Doctor is Sick, One Hand Clapping, Nothing Like the Sun, A Dead Man in Deptford, The Long Day Wanes: A Malayan Trilogy
Set in postwar Malaya at the time when people and governments alike are bemused and dazzled by the turmoil of independence this three part novel is rich in hilarious comedy and razor sharp in observation The protagonist of the work is Victor Crabbe a teacher in a multiracial school in a squalid village who moves upward in position as he and his wife maintain a steady decadent progress backward, Tristram Foxe and his wife Beatrice Joanna live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality Eventually their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining clubs fantastic fertility rituals and wars without anger It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious, In characteristically daring style Anthony Burgess combines two responses to Orwell s in one book The first is a sharp analysis through dialogues parodies and essays Burgess sheds new light on what he called an apocalyptic codex of our worst fears creating a critique that is literature in its own right Part two is Burgess own dystopic vision written in He skewers both the present and the future describing a state where industrial disputes and social unrest compete with overwhelming surveillance security concerns and the dominance of technology to make life a thing to be suffered rather than lived Together these two works form a unique guide to one of the twentieth century s most talented imaginative and prescient writers Several decades later Burgess most singular work still stands, A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this classic whose stark terror was captured in Stanley Kubrick s magnificent film of the same title br br In Anthony Burgess s nightmare vision of the future where criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Alex who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends social pathology i A Clockwork Orange i is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom When the state undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what cost br br This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess s introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked