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Little Wilson and Big God The First Volume Of The Two Volume AutobiographyIn An Extraordinarily Candid Book Of Confessions, Anthony Burgess Tells The Story Of A Disaffected Manchester Catholic From His Birth In Up To And The Commencement Of His Career As A Professional Writer He Details His Burgeoning Awareness Of His Artistic Talent, His Relationship With His First Wife, His Army Career And His Years As An Education Officer In Malaya And Borneo From The Trade Paperback Edition


10 thoughts on “Little Wilson and Big God

  1. says:

    Fact is stranger than fiction Among self effacing or preening autobiographies that fill the book market, this is a breath of fresh air Burgess is so candid that it takes will to hear him out sometimes A reader is often curious about a favourite writer, but this account makes one desire some limits to that curiosity One wonders how curious should someone have to be to be very interested in elabora


  2. says:

    An extraordinary autobiography Prior to reading this, the only other book I d read by Anthony Burgess was A Clockwork Orange I was inspired to read this book, having come across a short extract, photocopied and framed on the wall of The Wheatsheaf pub in Rathbone Place, London Anthony Burgess was once a customer and he was describing the era in the 1940s when both he and Julian Maclaren Ross were


  3. says:

    Burgess is very much out of fashion these days, on the logical grounds that he was something of a serenely and mildly racist, sexist, homophobic imperialist of the cheerful and well meaning variety He comes across muchstubbornly Catholic and conservative than his prodigious philandering would lead you to believe, and has a few casually deplorable things to say about women and brown people Despite h


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    Little Wilson Big God is a marvellous book marvels are not to be trusted, of course The fact that Burgess may or may not be blagging much of the time is part of the book s appeal a great writer of fiction is turning his tools on the raw material of his own life and fashioning it into a kind of magic lantern show In his works of fiction, Burgess s invention occasionally waned when talking about himse


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    1988 notebook just finished LW BG, Burgess s half life story fascinated by his wife Lynne and would have likedon her His life seems a little too easy despite the experiences in Gibraltar and Malaya Here is a man who can write a novel in six weeks, can pick up languages in days, and compose symphonies in his spare time, most of which he devotes to getting drunk and getting laid, in that order.Just jealous I suppose 1988 notebook just finished LWBG, Burgess s half life story fascinated by his wife Lynne and would have likedon her His life seems a little too easy despite the experiences in Gibraltar and Malaya Here is a man who can write a novel in six weeks, can pick up languages in days, and compose symphonies in his spare time, most of which he devotes to getting drunk and getting laid, in that order.Just jealous I suppose


  6. says:

    Streckenweise ein wenig erm dend, aber doch faszinierend, die Tragik des Menschen, der so gern Komponist gewesen w re, Joyce Verehrer und Katholik oder jedenfalls allezeit vom Katholizismus begleitet A.B betr gt seine Frau Lynne und umgekehrt, sie bleiben sich aber in Liebe zugetan Aber die Beschreibungen sind etwas zu casual f r mich.


  7. says:

    Recommended by Mary Carr in The art of memoir


  8. says:

    Burgess wrote two volumes of memoirs this book covers his first forty two years Though nearly twice the size of the second book, You ve Had Your Time, it s half as interesting It gives a rather different account of a young English writer s maturity than most books of its type Burgess was born in Manchester, not in the Home Counties he did not go to one of great universities He was reared among pubs, cho


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    The first task was to quieten them, and not through the regular military technique of demanding quiet, which did not work The thing to do was to grab some docker arbitrarily from the front row and talk to him with whispering earnestness, thus inducing the listening silence of the curious WIth this gained, I would cry Gentlemen That provoked large howls of derision I would follow with Those of you who can


  10. says:

    Great for linguists and musicians as Burgess goes into the minutiae of both subjects Also great if you don t mind the reminiscences of an aged man reviewing his sexual history escapades Having said this, I enjoyed much of the book The struggle with lapsed Catholicism, the pictures painted of prewar Manchester and life for colonials in Malaya as well as the literary circles of London were spellbinding I ha


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