The Right to an Answer
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Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce.
. About the Author Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) is the author of many works, including A Clockwork Orange, The Wanting Seed, Nothing Like the Sun, Honey for the Bears, The Long Day Wanes, The Doctor Is Sick, and ReJoyce
M. Buzalka said This Is England. Anthony Burgess' first novel set (at least in part) in Britain following his early Malayan Triology, The Right to an Answer is a wonderfully readable study of the country in the transition stage between the old Brittania of the Empire days and the new world of the 60s about to be born (the Beatles would play their first concerts in Hamburg just as the novel was first being published). This is a world of nonsensical pub hours that drive people to supposedly private clubs t
But monotony reigns only briefly. W., businessman, forty, British, returns on leave from the Far East to find the face of England hardened into a standardized grimace. Burgess’ humor stems from the depth of life rather than from its surface. He is appalled by his observations in all quarters of cheapness, shallowness, vice. Mr. Raj, Ceylonese gentleman, persistent lecher and unflagging sociologist, speed quickens and control diminishes as Denham is carried helpless down the homestretch of his grueling comic course. “Mr. His people are so vividly alive, and the anger, laughter and melodrama of their experiences so affecting that their story takes on dimension rare in novels so thoroughly entertaining.. Soon Everett, the broken-down poet, and Winterbottom, the printer, have involved him in affairs which put a strain on his holiday spirit. And with the appearance of Mr. He is appalled also by monotony. Burgess has invented complex, varying people, and he has moved them well, giving them much to suffer and to do.In the closing pages, Burgess has set off a wi