"Byrne" is Anthony Burgess' final work: an epic verse novel. It tells the story of a rampant Irish artist who, in the early years of this century, goes rapidly to the bad, philandering at every opportunity, selling his talents as a composer and painter, and ending up in Hitler's Third Reich. He then vanishes and the story passes to his children, including twin sons, one a doubting priest, the other sick of an incapacitating disease, who move across the troubled face of contemporary Europe before encountering their father in one final apocalyptic confrontation. Brilliantly readable, enormously funny and full of passion and energy, it is also Anthony Burgess' last powerful statement of life and art.
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Anthony Burgess was born in Manchester in 1917. He served in the army from 1940 to 1954 before becoming a colonial education officer. It was while he held this post that doctors told him he would die, and he decided to try to live by writing. A prolific and respected author, Burgess died in 1993.
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Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099593017
Book Description Trafalgar Square, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-004-71-2528002