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Anthony Burgess
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    (February 25, 1917-November 25, 1993)
    Died in London, England
    Birth name is Jon Anthony Burgess Wilson
    Died of cancer
    Also known as Joseph Kell
    Wrote 'The Malaysian Trilogy,' 'The Enemy in the Blanket,' 'Beds in the East,' 'English Literature,' 'The Doctor is Sick,' 'The Right to an Answer,' 'One Hand Clappin,' 'Devil of a State,' 'The Worm and the Ring,' 'The New Aristocrats,' 'Olive Trees of Justice,' 'The Wanting Seed,' 'A Clockwork Orange,' 'Honey for the Bears,' 'Inside Mr. Enderby,' 'The Novel Today,' 'The Eve of Saint Venus,' 'Language Made Plain,' 'Nothing Like the Sun,' 'The Man Who Robbed Poor Boxes,' 'Tremor of Intent,' 'Here Comes Everybody,' 'A Vision of Battlements,' 'James Joyce: A Shorter Finnegans Wake,' 'The Coanching-Days of England,' 'The Age of Grand Tour,' 'Tremor of Intent,' 'Daniel Defoe: The Journal of the Plague Year,' 'The Novel Now,' 'Enderby Outside,' 'Urgent Copy,' 'Malaysian Stories,' 'Shakespeare,' 'MF,' 'Edward Rostant: Cyrando De Bergeracm' 'Sophocles: Oedipus the King,' 'Joysprick,' 'Obscenity and the Arts,' 'Napoleon Symphony' and 'The Clockwork Testament'
    He smoked.
    He was known by his middle names.
    His writings have been called 'controversial.'
    The reason he became a writer was to establish some financial security for his wife and himself.
    Both his mother and his sister died of the Spanish flu when he was a baby.
    He served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. during WW II.
    While living in Malaysia, his wife was attacked by American soldiers (towards the end of WW II).
    He composed music before becoming a writer.
    He was wrongly diagnosed with a cerebral tumor. The doctor told me he had 12 months to live, but would in fact live for another 33 years.
    He wrote 'A Clockwork Orange,' which is, arguably, the basis for the greatest Stanley Kubrick movie (of the same title).
    He coined the term 'ultra-violence.'

Credit: His Name is Robert


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