‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx
Interviewer: “On what occasions do you lie?” Anthony Burgess: “When I write, when I speak, when I sleep.”
Anthony Burgess was the last great modernist. Novelist, composer, librettist, essayist, semanticist, translator, critic, Anthony Burgess’s versatility and erudition found expression in more than fifty books and dozens of musical compositions, from operas, choral works and song cycles to symphonies and concertos.