Anthony Burgess and Modernity provides a variety of new perspectives and contexts for exploring Burgess's literature and music. A range of international scholars and critics explore the writer's novels, music and linguistic productions to explore and define how Burgess contributed to modernist and postmodernist art.
The scholars who contributed to the book provide original explorations of Burgess's work and the theological, psychological, linguistic, literary and musical contexts in which Burgess's achievements can best be understood. It will appeal to scholars and students, but it also offers an appreciation of Burgess's artistic achievements that will provide general readers of Burgess's work with an insight into some of the exciting contexts in which Burgess novels can be read. -- .
Alan Roughley is Associate Professor of English at Liverpool Hope University and Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation -- .
Foreword David Lodge Introduction Carson Bergstrom I Interpreting Burgess 1 Negativity and dialogical play in Nothing Like the Sun Nuria Belastegui 2 Human nature, sin and grace in The Wanting Seed J'annine Jobling 3 The End of the World News: 'the end of the book and the beginning of writing' Alan R. Roughley II Burgess and music 4 The postmodernist always swings nice Paul Schuyler Phillips 5 From Mann to modernity: Anthony Burgess and the intersection of music and literature Christine Lee Gengaro 6 Anthony Burgess: a choral composer Randall Hooper III Burgess and (the) other(s) 7 Anthony Burgess's fictional biographies: romantic sympathy, tradition-oriented modernism, postmodern vampirism? Aude Haffen 8 'Putting the boot in': A Clockwork Orange, post-'69 youth culture and the onset of late modernity Peter Hughes Jachimiak 9 Futures past: The End of the World News Anthony Levings 10 This, that and the other: Anthony Burgess inscribes his modernist differences in Little Wilson and Big God J. Riesthuis 11 Burgess, Joyce and Ford: modernity, sexuality and confession Max Saunders 12 Mr Burgess, Mr Nye, Mr Shakespeare and Mr Pickleherring: postmodernist representations of Shakespeare in Anthony Burgess and Robert Nye Rob Spence IV Burgess and language 13 From kampong to nation-state: Burgess on the Malay language and globalisation Anil Biltoo 14 Anthony Burgess and the loom of language Oswyn Murray 15 Lost in Babel: the search for the perfect language in Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange Carla Sassi 16 Burgess/Kubrick/A Clockwork Orange (twenty-to-one) Beryl Schlossman Afterword Anthony Cronin -- .