A CLOCKWORK ORANGE
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A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

ANTHONY BURGESS

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Editorial:
PUFFIN
Año de edición:
2011
Materia
English readings
ISBN:
978-0-241-95144-6
Páginas:
140
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u003cpu003eu003ciu003eA Clockwork Orangeu003c/iu003e is the daring and electrifying book by Anthony Burgess that inspired one of the most notorious films ever made, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range.u003c/pu003e u003cpu003eu003cbu003e'What's it going to be then, eh?'u003c/bu003eu003c/pu003e u003cpu003eIn this nightmare vision of youth in revolt, fifteen-year-old Alex and his friends set out on a diabolical orgy of robbery, rape, torture and murder. Alex is jailed for his teenage delinquency and the State tries to reform him - but at what cost?u003c/pu003e u003cpu003eSocial prophecy? Black comedy? Study of freewill? u003ciu003eA Clockwork Orangeu003c/iu003e is all of these. It is also a dazzling experiment in language, as Burgess creates a new language - 'nadsat', the teenage slang of a not-too-distant future.u003c/pu003e u003cpu003e'Every generation should discover this book' u003ciu003eTime Outu003c/iu003eu003c/pu003e u003cpu003e'A gruesomely witty cautionary tale' u003ciu003eTimeu003c/iu003eu003c/pu003e u003cpu003e'Not only about man's violent nature and his capacity to choose between good and evil. It is about the excitements and intoxicating effects of language' u003ciu003eDaily Telegraphu003c/iu003eu003c/pu003e u003cpu003e'I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language...a very funny book' William S. Burroughsu003c/pu003e u003cpu003e'One of the cleverest and most original writers of his generation' u003ciu003eThe Timesu003c/iu003eu003c/pu003e u003cpu003eAnthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He studied English at Manchester University and joined the army in 1940 where he spent six years in the Education Corps. After demobilization, he worked first as a college lecturer in Speech and Drama and then as a grammar-school master before becoming an education officer in the Colonial Service, stationed in Malay and Borneo. In 1959 Burgess was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and decided to become a full-time writer. Despite being given less than a year to live, Burgess went on to write at least a book a year - including u003ciu003eA Clockwork Orangeu003c/iu003e (1962), u003ciu003eM/Fu003c/iu003e (1971), u003ciu003eMan of Nazarethu003c/iu003e (1979), u003ciu003eEarthly Powersu003c/iu003e (1980) and u003ciu003eThe Kingdom of the Wickedu003c/iu003e (1985) - and hundreds of book reviews right up until his death. He was also a prolific composer and produced many full-scale works for orchestra and other media during his lifetime. Anthony Burgess died in 1993.u003c/pu003e

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