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International Anthony Burgess Foundation Podcast

International Anthony Burgess Foundation Podcast

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The International Anthony Burgess Foundation podcasts will explore the archive, presenting thematic examinations of Burgessís writing alongside audio excerpts from our music and spoken word collections.

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  • Nothing Like the Sun: Revisited
    Wed, Aug 17, 2016

    In this episode, Anthony Burgess experts Andrew Biswell and Rob Spence discuss Nothing Like the Sun, Burgess's novel about Shakespeare. Written for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth, the novel is a creative rendering of Shakespeare's love life and his experiences of theatrical London. This podcast discusses the innovative use of language, the unique composition of the novel and Burgess's lifelong preoccupation with Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

  • Episode Seven: Belli's Bible For Blasphemers
    Mon, Jun 06, 2016

    Episode 7 of the Burgess Foundation Podcast explores Anthony Burgessís translations of the sonnets of Giuseppe Gioachino Belli. Seventy-one of Belliís sonnets form the appendix to Burgessís 1977 book ABBA ABBA. The following podcast discusses who Belli was, considers the reason for Burgessís interest in this nineteenth-century poet, and maps out the evolution of Burgessís translations using original audio footage from the archives at the Burgess Foundation in Manchester and an interview with Dr. Nicoletta Di Ciolla from Manchester Metropolitan University. By Martin Kratz.


  • Episode Six: Anthony Burgess and John Keats: An Interview with Dr. David Miller
    Thu, May 19, 2016

    In the following podcast, AHRC-funded Cultural Engagement researcher Martin Kratz talks to Dr David Miller from Manchester Metropolitan University about his research on the English romantic poet John Keats, Anthony Burgessís†ABBA ABBA, and the posthumous lives of John Keats.


  • Episode Five: A Clockwork Orange
    Wed, Dec 04, 2013

    What's it going to be then, eh? Episode Five of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Podcast examines Burgess's most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange. From the novel's genesis over fifty years ago, to Stanley Kubrick's controversial film adaptation and beyond, this podcast is a guide through the murky world of Alex and his fearsome droogs.

  • Episode Four: Anthony Burgess and His World
    Mon, Jul 29, 2013

    This episode of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Podcast seeks to explore Burgessís cosmopolitanism. Beginning with his formative years in Manchester, Burgess is revealed as a writer that was intellectually preoccupied by geographic location and how it affects the development of the identity in exile. It also depicts the conflict between Burgessís identity as a professional writer, and that of ĎThe Writer as International Figureí, a personality that he cultivated on television chat shows and in the press.

  • Episode Three: One Hand Clapping & Tremor of Intent
    Mon, Apr 22, 2013

    The third episode of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Podcast discusses One Hand Clapping and Tremor of Intent. These two books, republished this year by Serpent's Tail, illustrate the breadth of Burgess's work in fiction, from the plain-speaking northern voice at the centre of One Hand Clapping to the Bond-esque secret agent in Tremor of Intent.

  • Episode Two: Burgess & Shakespeare
    Mon, Mar 25, 2013

    Episode Two examines Anthony Burgess's relationship with Shakespeare and his works, including discussions of his Shakespeare biography, his novel Nothing Like the Sun and his imaginative interpretation of the bard's life. Featuring music from the little-known and unfilmed musical The Bawdy Bard and Burgess's Shakespeare ballet, Mr WS, this is a fascinating exploration of one of the great influences on Burgess's creative life.

  • Episode One: Burgess & Dystopia
    Fri, Mar 08, 2013

    The first episode of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation's podcast examines the dystopian fiction of Burgess, and how it was inspired by the writings of George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, and Burgessís own military experience during the Second World War.

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