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Doc ↠ Byrne Author Anthony Burgess 160 pages Download à Reflectionslisburnltd ☆ When Anthony Burgess died in 1993 he left the complete Byrne a novel in epic verse This is the first American publication Byrne tells the astonishing story of an Irish artist who in the early years of this centWhen Anthony Burgess died in 1993 he left the complete Byrne a novel in epic verse This is the first American publication Byrne tells the astonishing story of an Irish artist who in the early years of this century goes A novel in verse? By the master wordsmith Anthony Burgess? This should be funAnd fun it is a bawdy boisterous satire on an irreverent and irascible composer and amateur artist who tramps his way through the early 20th century becomes an admirer and sycophant of the Third Reich and leaves behind a trail of illegitimate children out of his sleazy philandering exploits The language is deliciously witty the ottava rima stanzas are brilliantly phrased and there are subtle layers of cynical humor when Burgess takes a jab at the titular' anti hero's preferences to be on the side of the Nazis in World War II as evidenced below'A heavy task but there was light reliefIn the Germanic ambience boisterous brashTorchlit parades and pogroms guttural griefIn emigration ueues the smash and crashOf pawnshop windows by insentient beefIn uniform the gush of beer the splashOf schnapps the joy of being drunk and AryanThough Hitler was a teetotalitarian'The epic sweep of the first act of 'Byrne' takes one's breath away Burgess lets his reader sweep over the surge of British talkies produced by Alexander Korda and then takes us to Hitler's Germany where Goebbels is won over by Byrne's talent and where he proves willing to be a part of even the despicable acts committed by the Reich The verses are packed with detail and brazen wit and it is all splendidly entertaining I wished that this part lasted even longer because what follows is a or less humdrum narrative involving twin brothers Tom and Tim both corrupt Catholic priests who are embroiled in some yarn of hokum of a fatwa against Dante They come together when they learn that their father Byrne himself has returned after a lifetime of exile The reader keeps on waiting for some eventful climax to the narrative because that is what promised to us but what comes is a downer It is enlivened always with Burgess' typically fruity turns of phrase and his ready wit but while an argument can be made for its concise format and its slim length a master storyteller like him could have done a lot even with less Just read 'A Clockwork Orange' for evidence Maybe I need to revisit it to understand or appreciate its final part better It has a lot of entertaining moments and the first act is pitch perfect but I expected from one of the devilishly intelligent wordsmiths of all time

Doc ´ Byrne Author Anthony Burgess ☆ Anthony Burgess

Rapidly to the bad bedding and abandoning women everywhere debasing his talents as a composer and painter and finally ending up within Hitler's Third Reich at which point he vanishes After his disappearance the story pa I wish writers had the courage to write books in verse

Mobi Byrne Author Anthony Burgess

Byrne Author Anthony BurgeSses to his twin sons one a doubting priest the other suffering from a debilitating disease who move across the troubled face of contemporary Europe before encountering their father in one final apocalyptic confrontatio A worthwhile read if you want something a bit unusual and challengingByrne is the story of an artist fuelled by lust and vices leaving a global trail of pregnant women and misery And the whole thing is written in stanzas which is pretty rare for modern authors Having said that Burgess always seemed to push himself as a writer essentially creating a new dialect A Clockwork Orange and combining separate sci fi and historic stories with a musical libretto in the one novel End of the World News for exampleI enjoyed the story even though some of tye themes were similar to his early Earthly Powers The style of writing was not the easiest to follow so I would recommend this to people who like a challenge or who appreciate the lost literary arts