Unformatted text preview: national newspapers and at fourteen, he taught himself to play the piano and compose music. He wrote two symphonies, concertos, songs, sonatas and incidental music for plays. In his very first year he wrote five novels, a couple of plays and several radio scripts and stories. He had all sorts of different topics, themes and styles. Of all his writings, the most well-known was and still is A Clockwork Orange. It is also his most controversial work. A Clockwork Orange was his eighth novel and was published in 1962. Although this was among his best works, he had his own thoughts on it. In an interview done in 1981 in "Modern Fiction Studies" Burgess was quoted, "I'm not particularly proud of A Clockwork Orange because it has all the thoughts I rail against in fiction. It's didactic. It tends to pornography." John Anthony Burgess Wilson died in 1993 and will always be remembered by the remains of some of his classic works....
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- A Clockwork Orange, Anthony Burgess, Anthony Burgess Wilson, John Anthony Burgess