Little Wilson and Big God (Vintage Classics)

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Paperback. Pub the Date: February. 2012 Pages: 480 in Publisher by: VINTAGE This is the first volume of Anthony Burgess's two-volume autobiography. It tells the story of a disaffected Manchester Catholic from his birth in. 1917 up to the commencement. In. 1959. of his career as a professional writer. Born Jack Wilson. Burgess grew up in one of the toughest areas of Manchester between the wars. His childhood in his stepmother's rowdy slummy pub. and later in a tobacconist's shop and an off-licence in Moss Side . offered little in the way of love. though later. in the attic bedroom he shares with a succession of putative maids. he was precociously initiated into the physical side of it. This autobiography also deals with his awareness of a burgeoning artistic talent which for a long time could not find a proper outlet: should he be a cartoonist. a composer. a pianist. a poet I...

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A high spirited candid book of confessions from the twentieth century literary giant Anthony Burgess

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