Anthony Burgess

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Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 22, 1993 (76)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
25, 1917
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 22, 1993 (76)

About

British science fiction author who wrote A Clockwork Orange and the Enderby series. He won the Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres distinction of France.

Before Fame

He wrote his first symphony at age eighteen and wrote over 250 musical works over his lifetime.

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His novel, A Clockwork Orange, focused on juvenile delinquency and psychopathy and was adapted into a cult classic film directed by the brilliant Stanley Kubrick.

Family Life

In 1942, his then-pregnant wife, Llewela, was beaten up by four GI deserters in her home, and later lost her child. This tragic event informed Burgess' depiction of violence in A Clockwork Orange. After his marriage to Llewela, he was married to Liliana Macellari from 1968 until his death. He had a son named Andrew.

Associated With

He once wrote a study on the Irish author, James Joyce, entitled ReJoyce.

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