Anthony Burgess Papers
The Anthony Burgess Papers consists of typescripts, manuscripts, and other editorial matter toward Devil of a State, The Wanting Seed, Language Made Plain, and Nothing Like the Sun. The collection consists of other miscellaneous materials by Burgess, including a review of John Barth's Giles Goat-boy, a readers report of L'Amour by Docteur René Allendy, and sheet music of Song of the South Downs.
- Burgess, Anthony, 1917-1993 (Person)
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Biographical or Historical Information
John Anthony Burgess Wilson (February 25, 1917 – November 22, 1993) was an English writer and composer who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess. Although Burgess was predominantly a comic writer, his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange remains his best known novel. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers, regarded by most critics as his greatest novel. He wrote librettos and screenplays, including for the 1977 TV mini-series Jesus of Nazareth. He worked as a literary critic, including for 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 the King and the opera Carmen, among others. Burgess also composed over 250 musical works, and wanted to be regarded primarily as a composer rather than a writer. (Wikipedia)
Method of Acquisition
Accession number 751. Purchased from Henry Wenning, 1966 July 13
Accession number 776. Purchased from Bertram Rota Ltd. Booksellers, 1966 September 7
Accession number 1174. Purchased from Bertram Rota Ltd. Booksellers, 1970 April 14
Accession number 1302. Purchased from Covent Garden Bookshop, 1971 October 19
Processed November 1970
- Anthony Burgess Papers
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- 2020 November 5: Resource record updated in ArchiveSpace by Sarah Schnuriger.
Collecting Area Details
Part of the Manuscripts Collecting Area
Olin Library, 1 Brookings Drive
St. Louis MO 63130 US