Anthony Burgess

A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel and its impact on literary, musical and visual culture has been extensive. The novel is concerned with the conflict between the individual and the state, the punishment of young criminals, and the possibility or otherwise of redemption. The linguistic originality of the book, and the moral questions it raises, are as relevant now as they ever were.

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The Podcast:

What’s it going to be then, eh? Episode Five of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Podcast examines Burgess’s most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange. From the novel’s genesis over fifty years ago, to Stanley Kubrick’s controversial film adaptation and beyond, this podcast is a guide through the murky world of Alex and his fearsome droogs. Subscribe to the podcast and catch up with other episodes on the iTunes Store or wherever you prefer to listen to podcasts.