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The actor Paul Barnhill reads extracts from ‘Sonata in H’, a reflection on the atomic age, written by Anthony Burgess while he was living in Adderbury, Oxfordshire, in the 1950s.
The complete text of this long poem will be published by Incline Press in 2021.
The video was recorded in July 2020 at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester. This is part of ‘Burgess and the Atomic Age‘, a series of online activities to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Read about the moment when Anthony Burgess saw news footage of the bombing of Japan in 1945.
SONATA IN H by Anthony Burgess
Read by Paul Barnhill
Filmed by Riley Bramley-Dymond
Recorded at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation (reopening September 2020)