Collected Poems

The linguistic innovations of Anthony Burgess’s most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, the strict formal devices used to contain them, and its range of themes are all to be found too in Burgess’s poetry, an area of his work where he was at once most free and most experimental. It is his least exposed and most complex and eloquent area of achievement, now revealed at last in all its richnessin this volume of Collected Poems, edited by Jonathan Mann. His flair for words, formal discipline, experimentalism, and fondness for variousness mark every page.

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