Anthony Burgess, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Anthony Burgess

English writer

Date of Birth: 25-Feb-1917

Place of Birth: Harpurhey, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 22-Nov-1993

Profession: screenwriter, writer, composer, poet, translator, author, journalist, literary critic, children's writer, novelist, literary scholar, autobiographer, science fiction writer

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Anthony Burgess

  • John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (; 25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer. Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains his best-known novel.
  • In 1971, it was adapted into a highly controversial film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book.
  • Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers.
  • He wrote librettos and screenplays, including the 1977 TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth.
  • He worked as a literary critic for several publications, including The Observer and The Guardian, and wrote studies of classic writers, notably James Joyce.
  • A versatile linguist, Burgess lectured in phonetics, and translated Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus Rex, and the opera Carmen, among others. Burgess also composed over 250 musical works; he considered himself as much a composer as an author, although he enjoyed considerably more success in writing.

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