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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…    

Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgements
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
Notes
Further Reading
Index