You've Had Your Time by Anthony Burgess
Second Part of the Confessions

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The author describes his struggle to earn a living--writing novels, film scripts, television series, and articles--after being told he was terminally ill, discussing the obligations of sudden celebrity and his emotional and psychological rebirth

About Anthony Burgess

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Anthony Burgess was born in 1917 in Manchester, England. He studied language at Xaverian College and Manchester University. He had originally applied for a degree in music, but was unable to pass the entrance exams. Burgess considered himself a composer first, one who later turned to literature. Burgess' first novel, A Vision of Battlements (1964), was based on his experiences serving in the British Army. He is perhaps best known for his novel A Clockwork Orange, which was later made into a movie by Stanley Kubrick. In addition to publishing several works of fiction, Burgess also published literary criticism and a linguistics primer. Some of his other titles include The Pianoplayers, This Man and Music, Enderby, The Kingdom of the Wicked, and Little Wilson and Big God. Burgess was living in Monaco when he died in 1993.
Published March 1, 1991 by Grove Pr. 403 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Burgess's best book and, he's said, his last: the second and final part of his autobiography, following Little Wilson and Big God (1986).

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The odd fate of Anthony Burgess is one of the great inspirational tales of contemporary letters and a comfort to discouraged baby boomers and procrastinating novelists alike.

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