ABBA ABBA is one of Anthony Burgess’s most inventive works, blending historical fiction, poetry and translation into a novel which celebrates John Keats and the sonnet form. Set in Rome during the winter of 1820-21, the first part of ABBA ABBA recounts Keats’s final weeks and his eventual death from tuberculosis in a house on […]

Many of the manuscripts in the archives at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation contain more than just words or music. Burgess was a prolific artist, drawing in the margins of typescripts, creating title pages for drafts of his novels, and sketching birthday cards for his son, Andrew. Burgess’s first published piece of work was not […]

Unexpected connections in the Burgess archives. By Martin Kratz.

Martin Kratz on Burgess and the poet John Keats

The second in a series of new articles from our Cultural Engagement Fellow, Martin Kratz.

The first blog post by Cultural Engagement Fellow, Martin Kratz.

Awarded for outstanding contributions to Burgess studies.