New Meetup: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

From: Lynne T.
Sent on: Sunday, December 25, 2011 8:33 PM

Announcing a new Meetup for NYC Great Works Reading club!

What: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
When: Tuesday, January 31,[masked]:15 PM

Price: $2.00 per person

Where: Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square
1033 Avenue of the Americas - at 39th Street 3rd fl. Seating area adjacent to Studio 100 Bar & Billiards
New York, NY 10018
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I do not know of any other writer who has done as much with language as Mr. Burgess has done here-the fact that this is also a very funny book may pass unnoticed. -- William S. Burroughs

Novel by Anthony Burgess, published in 1962. Set in a dismal dystopia, it is the first-person account of a juvenile delinquent who undergoes state-sponsored psychological rehabilitation for his aberrant behavior. The novel satirizes extreme political systems that are based on opposing models of the perfectibility or incorrigibility of humanity. Written in a futuristic slang vocabulary invented by Burgess, in part by adaptation of Russian words, it was his most original and best-known work. Alex, the protagonist, has a passion for classical music and is a member of a vicious teenage gang that commits random acts of brutality. Captured and imprisoned, he is transformed through behavioral conditioning into a model citizen, but his taming also leaves him defenseless. He ultimately reverts to his former behavior. The final chapter of the original British edition, in which Alex renounces his amoral past, was removed when the novel was first published in the United States. -- The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature

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