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ISBN-10: 0786709723

ISBN-13: 9780786709724

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anthony Burgess

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List price: $13.00
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.

Preface to the Third Edition
Reinterpreting Shakespeare Today
New Critical Perspectives
Re-reading The Merchant of Venice
The Historical Dimension
The Future of History: 1 and 2 Henry IV
The Politics of Interpretation
'From a prince to a prentice'
'of things/ As yet not come to life'
Shakespearean Tragedy: The Subversive Imagination
Questioning the Consensus
Romeo and Juliet : The Murdering Word
'That's he that was Othello'
Macbeth: 'For mine own good'
King Lear: 'men/ Are as the time is'
Shakespearean Comedy and Romance: The Utopian Imagination
'let wonder seem familiar'
Playing for Time: The Comedy of Errors
Measure for Measure: Double Trouble
The Tempest: The Complicities of Art
'Dreaming on things to come': Shakespeare and the Future of Criticism
Further Reading