22 February 2024, The Tablet

Larger than life

Larger than life

Anthony Burgess: ‘Testy, peppery, pugnacious, swingeingly opinionated’.


ANTHONY BURGESS went at the writing life headlong – there are more than 60 books to his name. Yet he didn’t begin until he was well into his thirties. Why? This book, a fat compendium of his writings about music, from essays to reviews, from programme notes to potted biographies, helps us understand.

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