[Ebook] Little Wilson and Big God Rade By Anthony Burgess – Vejega.info

[Ebook] Little Wilson and Big God Rade  By Anthony Burgess – Vejega.info The First Volume Of The Two Volume Autobiography.In An Extraordinarily Candid Book Of Confessions, Anthony Burgess Tells The Story Of A Disaffected Manchester Catholic From His Birth In 1917 Up To 1959 And The Commencement Of His Career As A Professional Writer He Details His Burgeoning Awareness Of His Artistic Talent, His Relationship With His First Wife, His Army Career And His Years As An Education Officer In Malaya And Borneo From The Trade Paperback Edition.


10 thoughts on “Little Wilson and Big God Rade

  1. Nigeyb Nigeyb says:

    An extraordinary autobiography Prior to reading this, the only other book I d read by Anthony Burgess was A Clockwork Orange I was inspired to read this book, having come across a short extract, photocopied and framed on the wall of The Wheatsheaf pub in Rathbone Place, London Anthony Burgess was


  2. Dan Shorer Dan Shorer says:

    Burgess is very much out of fashion these days, on the logical grounds that he was something of a serenely and mildly racist, sexist, homophobic imperialist of the cheerful and well meaning variety He comes across muchstubbornly Catholic and conservative than his prodigious philandering would lead you to


  3. Alan Alan says:

    1988 notebook just finished LWBG, Burgess s half life story fascinated by his wife Lynne and would have likedon her His life seems a little too easy despite the experiences in Gibraltar and Malaya Here is a man who can write a novel in six weeks, can pick up languages in day...


  4. Emmett Emmett says:

    Fact is stranger than fiction Among self effacing or preening autobiographies that fill the book market, this is a breath of fresh air Burgess is so candid that it takes will to hear him out sometimes A reader is often curious about a favourite writer, but this account makes one desire some limits to that curiosity One w


  5. Avis Black Avis Black says:

    Every now and then I dip briefly into the work of an author labelled literary, and every time I quit in disgust What is it about these writers Narcissistic Check The inability to write a sentence without sounding asinine Check The decline of poetry is regrettable, because if it still flourished we could have shoved al...


  6. Ryan Williams Ryan Williams says:

    Burgess wrote two volumes of memoirs this book covers his first forty two years Though nearly twice the size of the second book, You ve Had Your Time, it s half as interesting It gives a rather different account of a young English writer s maturity than most books of its type Burgess was born in Manchester, not in the Home Counties he d


  7. Liz Liz says:

    Great for linguists and musicians as Burgess goes into the minutiae of both subjects Also great if you don t mind the reminiscences of an aged man reviewing his sexual history escapades Having said this, I enjoyed much of the book The struggle with lapsed Catholicism, the pictures painted of prewar Manchester and life for colonials in Malaya as


  8. Neale Neale says:

    Little Wilson Big God is a marvellous book marvels are not to be trusted, of course The fact that Burgess may or may not be blagging much of the time is part of the book s appeal a great writer of fiction is turning his tools on the raw material of his own life and fashioning it into a kind of magic lantern show In his works of fiction, Burgess s inven


  9. Drew Raley Drew Raley says:

    An entirely self serving masterpiece of autoreportage, in which its author subject paints an absolutely absorbing picture of pre and postwar Britain His account of interwar Manchester conveys the sights and smells of a place long extinguished He contextualizes his eccentricities, layi...


  10. James Raynes James Raynes says:

    Recently finished this, and I enjoyed it immensely Anthony Burgess was a renowned BS artist so certain passages have to be taken with a grain of salt, but it can t be denied he had an extraordinary life, and he describes it in these pages with a trademark mix of surprising filt...


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