Anthony Burgess’s book length study of the novel as an artform, published for the first time in its entirety, without cuts of major editorial interventions. Anthony Burgess guides the reader on a global tour of fiction. His
introduction includes all continents and various world languages.
The original typescript of this book was discovered among Anthony Burgess’s papers in house in Bracciano, Italy, where he lived and worked in the 1970s. The house and its contents were undisturbed for more than 25 yeas until Liana Burgess (Anthony’s widow) decided to dispose of the property in 2005 and transfered its contents to the newly created Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester.
Aside from minor corrections for spelling and punctuation, the text appears as Burgess wrote it.
Author: Anthony Burgess
Literature | Literary studies | Literary theory
Book: Paperback | 126 pages
Main sections: Introduction | Elements of the Novel | Uses of the Novel | Style | Types of Novel | Cultural Development: Characteristics of the Novel of Specific Nations or Languages | Social and Economic Aspects of the Novel | The Future of the Novel | Evaluation and Study | Bibliography