9780141182605

A Clockwork Orange

Burgess, Anthony

ISBN 10: 0141182601 / 0-14-118260-1
ISBN 13: 9780141182605
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Softcover
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Anthony Burgess' nightmare vision of a society overrun by nihilistic violence and governed by a menacing totalitarian state, "A Clockwork Orange" includes an introduction by Blake Morrison in "Penguin Modern Classics". Fifteen-year-old Alex doesn't just like ultra-violence - he also enjoys rape, drugs and Beethoven's ninth. He and his gang of droogs rampage through a dystopian future, hunting for terrible thrills. But when Alex finds himself at the mercy of the state and subject to the ministrations of Dr Brodsky, and the mind-altering treatment of the Ludovico Technique, he discovers that fun is no longer the order of the day. The basis for Stanley Kubrick's notorious 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange is both a virtuoso performance from an electrifying prose stylist and a serious exploration of the morality of free will. In his introduction, Blake Morrison situates "A Clockwork Orange" within the context of Anthony Burgess' many other works, explores the author's unhappiness with the Stanley Kubrick film version, analyses the composition of the Nadsat argot spoken by Alex and his droogs, and examines the influences on Burgess' unique, eternally original style. Anthony Burgess (1917-93) was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer - during this time he started writing The Malayan Trilogy. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: "The Complete Enderby", "Tremor of Intent", "The Kingdom of the Wicked" and "A Clockwork Orange". If you enjoyed "A Clockwork Orange", you might like Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", also available in "Penguin Modern Classics". "I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language...a very funny book." (William S. Burroughs).

 

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Anthony Burgess nightmare vision of a society overrun by nihilistic violence and governed by a menacing totalitarian state, A Clockwork Orange includes an introduction by Blake Morrison in Penguin Modern Classics . Fifteen-year-old Alex doesn t just like ultra-violence - he also enjoys rape, drugs and Beethoven s ninth. He and his gang of droogs rampage through a dystopian future, hunting for terrible thrills. But when Alex finds himself at the mercy of the state and subject to the ministrations of Dr Brodsky, and the mind-altering treatment of the Ludovico Technique, he discovers that fun is no longer the order of the day. The basis for Stanley Kubrick s notorious 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange is both a virtuoso performance from an electrifying prose stylist and a serious exploration of the morality of free will. In his introduction, Blake Morrison situates A Clockwork Orange within the context of Anthony Burgess many other works, explores the author s unhappiness with the Stanley Kubrick film version, analyses the composition of the Nadsat argot spoken by Alex and his droogs, and examines the influences on Burgess unique, eternally original style. Anthony Burgess (1917-93) was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer - during this time he started writing The Malayan Trilogy. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: The Complete Enderby , Tremor of Intent , The Kingdom of the Wicked and A Clockwork Orange . If you enjoyed A Clockwork Orange , you might like Ken Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest , also available in Penguin Modern Classics . I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language.a very funny book. (William S. Burroughs). Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780141182605

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Book Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 129 mm. Brand New Book. Anthony Burgess nightmare vision of a society overrun by nihilistic violence and governed by a menacing totalitarian state, A Clockwork Orange includes an introduction by Blake Morrison in Penguin Modern Classics . Fifteen-year-old Alex doesn t just like ultra-violence - he also enjoys rape, drugs and Beethoven s ninth. He and his gang of droogs rampage through a dystopian future, hunting for terrible thrills. But when Alex finds himself at the mercy of the state and subject to the ministrations of Dr Brodsky, and the mind-altering treatment of the Ludovico Technique, he discovers that fun is no longer the order of the day. The basis for Stanley Kubrick s notorious 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange is both a virtuoso performance from an electrifying prose stylist and a serious exploration of the morality of free will. In his introduction, Blake Morrison situates A Clockwork Orange within the context of Anthony Burgess many other works, explores the author s unhappiness with the Stanley Kubrick film version, analyses the composition of the Nadsat argot spoken by Alex and his droogs, and examines the influences on Burgess unique, eternally original style. Anthony Burgess (1917-93) was born in Manchester in 1917. From 1954 to 1960 he was stationed in Malaysia as an education officer - during this time he started writing The Malayan Trilogy. Diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour in 1959, Burgess became a full-time writer and went on to write a book a year up until his death in 1993. His many works include: The Complete Enderby , Tremor of Intent , The Kingdom of the Wicked and A Clockwork Orange . If you enjoyed A Clockwork Orange , you might like Ken Kesey s One Flew Over the Cuckoo s Nest , also available in Penguin Modern Classics . I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language.a very funny book. (William S. Burroughs). Bookseller Inventory # LIB9780141182605

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Book Description: Book Condition: New. Publisher/Verlag: Penguin UK | Der junge Alex prügelt, vergewaltigt, tötet - bis man mit Hilfe moderner Technik einen wahren Christen aus ihm macht. Doch zu welchem Preis? | Der junge Alex prügelt, Allabendlich trifft sich der 16-jährige Alex mit seinen "Droogs" Pete, Georgie und Dim in der Korova-Milchbar. Die vierköpfige Gang wird von pathologischer Gewaltlust getrieben. Der Roman beginnt mit der Schilderung eines Abends, an dem Alex mit seinen Kumpanen einen alten Mann auf der Straße niederschlägt, ein Geschäft überfällt, in ein Privathaus eindringt und die Hausherrin brutal vergewaltigt. Alex kommt ins Gefängnis, wo es ihm gelingt, sich durch die Weitergabe von Häftlingsgeheimnissen bei dem Gefängnisgeistlichen anzubiedern. Als ein Zellengenosse von Alex nach einer Auseinandersetzung tot aufgefunden wird, erhält die Gefängnisleitung das Plazet des Innenministers, den Delinquenten einer noch unausgereiften Konditionierungs-Maßnahme für Straftäter zu unterziehen. Als erster Proband soll Alex innerhalb von 14 Tagen zum gesetzestreuen Bürger umerzogen werden. Tatsächlich bewirkt die barbarische Behandlung, dass Alex schon bei dem Gedanken an Gewalt Schmerz und Ekel zu empfinden beginnt. Doch seiner Abkehr vom Bösen liegt keine freie moralische Entscheidung, sondern lediglich eine Programmierung zugrunde. Er wird zutiefst verstört aus dem Gefängnis entlassen. Nach der Abweisung durch seine Eltern sowie der Misshandlung durch ein früheres Opfer wird Alex im Wahlkampf als politischer Märtyrer missbraucht, bis er einen Selbstmordversuch unternimmt. Um die Öffentlichkeit zu beruhigen, leitet die Regierung schließlich Maßnahmen zu seiner Rekonditionierung ein, und so findet sich der inzwischen 19-jährige Alex im letzten Kapitel in der Korova-Milchbar wieder, diesmal in der Gesellschaft seiner neuen "Droogs". Am Ende jedoch verlässt er die Bar mit dem Wunsch, sich ein bürgerliches Leben aufzubauen und eine Familie zu gründen. Seine Abkehr von der Gewalt hat er nunmehr selbstständig vollzogen. | Format: Paperback | Language/Sprache: english | 138 gr. Bookseller Inventory # K9780141182605

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