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The Resource A clockwork orange : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts criticism, Anthony Burgess ; edited by Mark Rawlinson

A clockwork orange : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts criticism, Anthony Burgess ; edited by Mark Rawlinson

Label
A clockwork orange : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts criticism
Title
A clockwork orange
Title remainder
authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts criticism
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Burgess ; edited by Mark Rawlinson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A disturbing tale about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom, A Clockwork Orange has become a modern classic since its publication in 1962. Anthony Burgess's hero, the hedonistic and violent Alex, is our guide on a journey into a dystopian future where sociopathic youths rule the night and the authorities emulate their moral indifference in the pursuit of social order. --
  • This Norton Critical Edition of A Clockwork Orange is based on the first British edition and includes the final chapter once omitted from the U.S. edition. It is accompanied by Mark Rawlinson's preface, explanatory annotations, and textual notes. A glossary of the Russian-origin terms that inspired Alex's vocabulary is provided to illustrate the process by which Burgess developed the novel's distinctive style. --
  • "Backgrounds and Contexts" presents a wealth of materials chosen to enrich the reader's understanding of the historical roots of what has become an unforgettable work. Many are by Burgess himself, of including accounts of his motives for writing A Clockwork Orange; his exegesis of the novel's theological, political, and philosophical themes; and his provocative interventions in the debates over the British versus the American edition and over the cultural and social impacts of the film adaptation. --
  • "Criticism" is divided into two sections, one addressing the novel and the other Stanley Kubrick's film version, which created a scandal and new audiences after 1972. Contemporary reviews of the novel are reprinted alongside a wide range of scholarly commentary, including, among others, David Lodge on the American reader; Andrew Biswell on composition and publication; Julie Carson on linguistic invention; Linovv Zinik on Burgess and the Russian language; Geoffrey Sharpless on education, masculinity, and violence; Shirley Chew on fictional form; Patrick Parrinder on dystopias; and Robbie B.H. Goh on language and social control. An analysis of the him adaptation is provided in reviews by Vincent Canby, Pauline Kael, and Christopher Ricks; in Philip Strick and Penelope Houston's interview with Kubrick; and in interpretive essays by Peter Hughes Jachimiak, Steven M. Cahn, Don Daniels, Alexander Walker, Philip French, Thomas Elsaesser, Tom Dewe Mathews, and Julian Petley. --Book Jacket
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DLC
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1917-1993
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Burgess, Anthony
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.U638
LC item number
C5 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Rawlinson, Mark
Series statement
Norton critical edition
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  • Burgess, Anthony
  • Kubrick, Stanley
  • Teenage boys
  • Criminals
Label
A clockwork orange : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts criticism, Anthony Burgess ; edited by Mark Rawlinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
668403734
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9780393928099
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010041349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)668403734
Label
A clockwork orange : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts criticism, Anthony Burgess ; edited by Mark Rawlinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
668403734
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
x, 357 pages
Isbn
9780393928099
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010041349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)668403734

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