In a 1976 interview, Anthony Burgess was asked in reference to the 1971 film adaptation of his 1962 novel, A Clockwork Orange, if he might also “be a creation of (director Stanley) Kubrick” to which Burgess answered: “Far from it! Kubrick is a creation of mine”.
At one fell swoop, this interchange displays both Burgess’s public hubris and his somewhat second-place status in twentieth-century English letters. Born John Anthony Burgess Wilson in 1917 to a Roman Catholic family in ...
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