One Hand Clapping ePub download
by Anthony Burgess
- ISBN: 0432081003
- ISBN13: 978-0432081006
- ePub: 1950 kb | FB2: 1410 kb
- Language: English
- Category: Contemporary
- Publisher: Not Avail; New edition edition (December 1964)
- Pages: 206
- Rating: 4.1/5
- Votes: 639
- Format: mbr docx lit lrf
When Anthony Burgess returned to England from Brunei in the autumn of 1959, he was in a bad wa. One Hand Clapping is one of a group of novels in which Burgess considers the condition of England in the early 1960s.
When Anthony Burgess returned to England from Brunei in the autumn of 1959, he was in a bad way. Having spent five exhausting years working in the tropical heat as a schoolmaster, he had collapsed in his classroom and been stretchered off to hospital with a mysterious illness. He was flown to London, where, over the course of several weeks, he underwent a series of neurological tests, which were inconclusive. Eventually he was discharged from hospital, but his consultant warned him that, for the sake of his health, he should never return to the East.
I did see that we were booked on a plane to get us back to England just before my birthday, but as far as I was concerned I would have been quite pleased to go back tomorrow
I did see that we were booked on a plane to get us back to England just before my birthday, but as far as I was concerned I would have been quite pleased to go back tomorrow. But I saw again that it wouldn't really be going back, not to our old life anyway, not with Redvers Glass there in our living-room. So I said, 'Anything you say, dear. I'm entirely in your hands. Howard smiled and said: 'That's my girl.
They'll want to see us to tell us how well we're looking and to hear all about our holiday. They'll only be jealous,' I said. A book full of Sex and actually describing these two people doing it. It came out last year in the Penguins. You're off the point,' yelled Howard, shutting me up. But that was typical of Howard, really.
One Hand Clapping is a 1961 work by Anthony Burgess published originally under the pseudonym Joseph Kell in the UK. The novel was intended as an indictment of what Burgess saw as the degradation of contemporary Western education and culture. Burgess deliberately toned down his trademark love of vocabulary for the novel, which among other things lampoons the British television host Hughie Green. The entire vocabulary in One Hand Clapping amounts to approximately 800 words.
One Hand Clapping book. Vivid, striking, and consistently engaging, One Hand Clapping fits well within Burgess' impressive bibliography. It's an easy book to describe, and though quite dark in terms of theme, is kept extremely lightweight. Death is treated like a casual inconvenience, and 55000 post-war GBP treated like a worthless sum to be used and abused.
Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. He was an author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. His many works include: The Complete Enderby, Tremor of Intent and The Kingdom of the Wicked, as well as works for the stage such as Blooms of Dublin: A Musical Play Based On James Joyce's Ulysses (1986), and an adaptation of his own novel, A Clockwork Orange, produced in 1987.
Written out of Burgess' disgust at western decadence and degradation, One Hand Clapping casts a jaded eye over our values, drawing a conclusion that still resonates fifty years on. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
One Hand Clapping is a 1961 work by Anthony Burgess published originally under the pseudonym Joseph Kell. Francis Coppola has acquired the movie rights.
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