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BURGESS. A magistrate of a borough; generally, the chief officer of the corporation, who performs, within the borough, the same kind of duties which a mayor does in a city. In England, the word is sometimes applied to all the inhabitants of a borough, who are called burgesses sometimes it signifies the representatives of a borough in parliament.

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Since Andrew Biswell's recent biography, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess, deals primarily with B urgess's early life and first marriage, A Clockwork Counterpoint, which mainly focuses on the years of his second marriage, complements Biswell's fine biography nicely, but its chronological structure means that Phillips leads with the weakest, least relevant part of his manuscript; the second half of A Clockwork Counterpoint is more engaging and informative than the first.
Ray points out, Gitterfenster (best translated as "barred window") and his opera (which translates as "bed clothes") are both imaginary ("Alex Before and After: A New Approach to Burgess' A Clockwork Orange." Critical Essays on Anthony Burgess. Ed.
how to go about his job" was none other than John Wilson, an undergraduate student of English literature at Manchester University, himself eventually to become an internationally acclaimed writer, known to the world as Anthony Burgess. If a biography can be seen as an extended review of sorts--and why should it not be seen as such?--then the least to be said of Andrew Biswell's The Real Life of Anthony Burgess, the source of the story involving Graves and Burgess (68), is that its writer took the late poet's advice to heart.
In the spring of 2005 the International Anthony Burgess Foundation was opened in his native Manchester (Sunday Times Magazine, London, 13 March 2005:18-24).
Their language was created by Anthony Burgess and body movements by Desmond Morris, author of The Naked Ape.
Ill-applied newspaper verbiage proves too much for Anthony Burgess.
Under the pseudonym Anthony Burgess he wrote the novels The Wanting Seed(1962), an anti-utopian view of an overpopulated world, and Honey for the Bears (1963).
My richest example is offered by the late novelist Anthony Burgess in his memoirs, You've Had Your Time: The Second Part of the Confessions.
It is not 'real' or 'naturalistic.'" By subduing the play's sights and sounds, Freedman allows Rostand's romantic poetry with its quiet rhyme schemes (as translated by Anthony Burgess) to take center stage.
(born John Anthony Burgess Wilson, 1917 - ) English novelist and critic.
One of the men, Anthony Burgess, allegedly confessed to a detective at the scene that he shot the other victim, Charles Hill, who died.
A Clockwork Orange, the film by director Stanley Kubrick based on the best-selling 1962 novel by Anthony Burgess of the same name, follows charismatic gang leader Alex and his thugs in a futuristic Britain as they commit violent crimes, speak an adolescent language and avoid arrest.