Enderby - poet, social critic, comrade and Catholic - is endlessly hounded by women. He may be found hiding in the lavatory where much of his best work is composed, or perhaps in Rome, brainwashed into respectability by a glamorous wife, aftershave and the dolce vita. But whether he is pursuing revenge and inspiration in Morocco, expounding on his notorious sex film on a TV chat show, or writing a hit musical based on the life and work of Shakespeare, Enderby emerges triumphant.
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"The Enderby series are even finer comedies than those by Evelyn Waugh" (Gore Vidal)
"Ferociously funny and wildly verbally inventive" ( The Times)
"Burgess is at his most inventive in these books, especially when he gives us the full text of Enderby's songs and sonnets (many of which are laughably bad). Poetry, Burgess seems to conclude, is rather like shitting: it's really about purging oneself of dead matter" (Andrew Biswell Observer)
"Burgess is the great postmodern storehouse of British writing-an important experimentalist; an encyclopaedic amasser, but also a maker of form; a playful comic, with a dark gloom" (Malcolm Bradbury)
"No less an authority than Harold Bloom rates the Enderby books among the great comic fictions of our time. Certainly Anthony Burgess, that dizzying polymath and flamboyant novelist, never created a more engaging hero than this hapless poet... All in all, these four books, though diverse in tone and character, strikingly exhibit the narrative gusto and linguistic sprezzatura of Anthony Burgess at his best" ( Washington Post)
‘Burgess is the great postmodern storehouse of British writing…an important experimentalist; an encyclopaedic amasser, but also a maker of form; a playful comic, with a dark gloom’ Malcolm Bradbury
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Book Description Vintage, 2002. Book Condition: Very Good. New Ed. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP63638410
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001956331
Book Description Book Condition: good. 458 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M00099442590-G
Book Description Vintage Classics, London, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition Thus. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This book is a First Edition Thus with a "number line" ending in a "1" to indicate First Printing. It has a soft cover and includes all the previously published Enderby novels by Anthony Burgess. The book is a clean, bright copy in close to Fine condition, with only minimal shelf wear. The book measures 5 1/8 by 7 7/8 inches and includes 631 pages, with other Burgess novels advertised in the rear. (Click on photo.). Bookseller Inventory # 001990
Book Description Vintage, 2002. Book Condition: sehr gut. Paperback Sprache: englisch. Bookseller Inventory # 116426