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A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess


Suggestions For Further Reading and Viewing

Aggeler, Geoffrey. Anthony Burgess: The Artist as Novelist. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama, 1979.

Aggeler, Geoffrey, ed. Critical Essays on Anthony Burgess. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1986.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Anthony Burgess: Modern Critical Views. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1987.

Booker, M. Keith. Dystopian Literature: A Theory and Research Guide. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Kubrick, Stanley. A Clockwork Orange. DVD. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Warner Brothers. 2004.

Morris, Robert K. The Consolations of Ambiguity: An Essay on the Novels of Anthony Burgess. Columbia: University of Missouri Press: 1971.

Stinson, John J. Anthony Burgess Revisited. Boston: Twayne, 1991.

Whissen, Thomas Reed. “A Clockwork Orange: Anthony Burgess.” Classic Cult F.ction: A Companion to Popular Cult Literature. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992. Pages 62-67.

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by Chuck-Norris, September 12, 2012

time machine is boooring


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So yeah.

by ThatGenericUsername, November 29, 2012

Just wanted to say thank you for the post of the Nasdat dictionary. The language of the story was a bit overwhelming at some points, though this helped me pull through. I'd also like to mention the explanations under the "Important Quotes" were a very interesting read. If anyone reads this comment, I'd recommend them a read for a potential boost in the understanding of the subliminal contexts of Burgess's story.

Or something.


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by ilotaatoli, November 04, 2013

I don't think I saw anything about the importance of this word anywhere in the guide, but it's a very loaded word. If you think about most of the other slang Alex uses, they tend to be Russian influenced, but this one isn't. Throughout the story, the meaning of this word changes to the reader: in the beginning, the way the teens use "horrorshow" for something positive leads the reader on to how violent they are. As you move into part two of the book however, you realize that "horrorshow" also alludes to the ultra violent films that Alex is f... Read more


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