Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Centenary …

… Anthony Burgess at 100: unearthly powers | Prospect Magazine. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The novelist, he declared, had to be first and foremost someone who gave pleasure. Burgess could manage darker tones as well—the passages about supernatural evil in Earthly Powers are chilling. But most of his enduring work is heavily spiced with ingenious humour.
Earthly Powers is one of the best novels I have ever read.

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