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Ate undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what costThis edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked. Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints though breaking through them is often difficult What the poor disaffected youth do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs Every word carries history and by destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they are proposing something new This idea is captured when they attack the bourgeoisie professor in the opening scene they beat him tear his books apart and strip him naked in the streets It is an act of aggression and power it is an act that is infused with jealousy and rage The lower classes are sick of the elites and the poor are sick of the rich And they want to stand on their own two feet Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him However despite the symbolic nature of the scene it also demonstrates the rash nature of such youths In their actions they perpetuate such divisions and class divides They never stop to consider that perhaps the professor could be sympathetic to their cause They just don t care they enjoy violence too much Instead they just see and object of power knowledge and wealth so they attempt to destroy it Having passion and a strong will are vital for social change but using such things sensibly and at the right time is also of eual importance I m not an advocate of violence but they could have used that better and productively too Society fears them it fears these boys that represent dissatisfaction and anger How far can they go How powerful could they become What will the future hold Burgress shows us a speculative future a what if situation that is not implausible The novel is advisory it suggests that something needs to be done to society in order to avoid the pitfall the gang fell into here Like all significant literature the work has a universal uality it is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in the 1970s because it shows us what unbridled and misguided temper can achieveAlex the gang leader is thrown into jail after committing a particularly nasty crime The doctors then attempt to rehabilitate him through psychological treatment based on schema theory and the rules of conditioning and association Afterwards the thought of violence sickens him physically and he is thrown out into a world that hates him and one he can no longer survive him He is completely failed by society but it is near impossible to have sympathy with such a reckless anarchist He is violent and spiteful A Clockwork Orange is a postmodern masterpiece because of its experimental style language and allegorical content However it is also an extremely difficult book to read and an even harder one to enjoy The slang frustrated me it was understandable but very dense at times It s a clever device but an agenising one I disliked this element for the same reason I will never attempt to read Finnegan s Wake by James Joyce I liked to get lost I don t like to have to put effort in when I read perhaps I m a lazy reader Regardless though it was a huge relief to actually finish I m still going to watch the film and I do think I may enjoy it a little than this Winds of Enchantment difficult What the poor The Odds Against disaffected youth Tokyo Kill do here is create their own system of communication that is so utterly theirs Every word carries history and by Unbroken The Reaper Diaries destroying such words the youngster are proposing a break from tradition they are proposing something new This idea is captured when they attack the bourgeoisie professor in the opening scene they beat him tear his books apart and strip him naked in the streets It is an act of aggression and power it is an act that is infused with jealousy and rage The lower classes are sick of the elites and the poor are sick of the rich And they want to stand on their own two feet Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him However Bhishma an Enigma despite the symbolic nature of the scene it also The Art of Loving demonstrates the rash nature of such youths In their actions they perpetuate such Jack Kerouac divisions and class Reputation don t care they enjoy violence too much Instead they just see and object of power knowledge and wealth so they attempt to Alfablot destroy it Having passion and a strong will are vital for social change but using such things sensibly and at the right time is also of eual importance I m not an advocate of violence but they could have used that better and productively too Society fears them it fears these boys that represent Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) dissatisfaction and anger How far can they go How powerful could they become What will the future hold Burgress shows us a speculative future a what if situation that is not implausible The novel is advisory it suggests that something needs to be Heads of the Colored People done to society in order to avoid the pitfall the gang fell into here Like all significant literature the work has a universal uality it is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in the 1970s because it shows us what unbridled and misguided temper can achieveAlex the gang leader is thrown into jail after committing a particularly nasty crime The The Syrian Rebellion difficult book to read and an even harder one to enjoy The slang frustrated me it was understandable but very Lovers Destined device but an agenising one I Prima che tu dica «Pronto» disliked this element for the same reason I will never attempt to read Finnegan s Wake by James Joyce I liked to get lost I Sweeter Than Wine don t like to have to put effort in when I read perhaps I m a lazy reader Regardless though it was a huge relief to actually finish I m still going to watch the film and I Lady Ariana do think I may enjoy it a little than this

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Ex who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom And when the st. A classic probably a bit overrated book and one of the rare cases in which I would say that the movie is better than the book The most unnecessary thing was to add an extra chapter at the end that took the flow logic and atmosphere out of the whole thing Nice development of an own language but also not as cool as other examples The whole dystopic brainwashing idea is one of the best elements It reminds me of many overrated classics that form 3 stages or categories of boredom Books that for no understandable reason have to be read in school depending on the countries culture and are mainly focused on the bad outdated old very long time dead writers of each country so that there are individual purgatories for young readers in each state Nobel price nothing to add the same with peace and economics it s just a bad joke Clockwork Orange is in the third category Books that use complex not absolutely logical or even not for the author understandable instable plots and inconsistent ideas to be progressive provocative and sell by activating the bite reflexes of conservatives bigots and philistines and give nothing on the thousands of years old conventions of writing for the pleasure of the reader I ve read much of all 3 categories and must say that it s the same as with modern art If there is no recognizable concept many others could do the same and if it s not universally acclaimed a masterpiece it s probably average or completely inexplicably overhyped trash Clockwork Orange is one of the better ones but it would be nothing without Kubricks adaption and looking at the general ratings and popularity of all of Burgess other works one can see the picture of a one hit wonderTropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres uniue A House of My Own Stories from My Life development of an own language but also not as cool as other examples The whole Under Her Command (The Bosss Pet, dystopic brainwashing idea is one of the best elements It reminds me of many overrated classics that form 3 stages or categories of boredom Books that for no understandable reason have to be read in school El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro depending on the countries culture and are mainly focused on the bad outdated old very long time Fragonard Art and Eroticism dead writers of each country so that there are individual purgatories for young readers in each state Nobel price nothing to add the same with peace and economics it s just a bad joke Clockwork Orange is in the third category Books that use complex not absolutely logical or even not for the author understandable instable plots and inconsistent ideas to be progressive provocative and sell by activating the bite reflexes of conservatives bigots and philistines and give nothing on the thousands of years old conventions of writing for the pleasure of the reader I ve read much of all 3 categories and must say that it s the same as with modern art If there is no recognizable concept many others could

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A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future where criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Al. A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read mostly I think because it is preceded by a reputation of shocking ultra violence I m not going to deny here that the book contains violence It features lengthy descriptions of heinous crimes and they re vivid descriptions full of excitement Burgess later wrote in his autobiography I was sickened by my own excitement at setting it down Yet it does not glorify violence nor is it a book about violence per se Rather it s an exploration of the morality of free will Of whether it is better to choose to be bad than to be conditioned to be good Of alienation and how to deal with the excesses to which such alienation may lead And ultimately of one man s decision to say goodbye to all that At least in the UK version The American version on which Stanley Kubrick s film adaptation was based ends on a less optimistic note In short it s a novella of ideas which just happens to contain a fair bit of violenceIt is also uite an artistic and linguistic achievement Those who have seen the film will know that Alex the anti hero and his droogs friends speak a made up language full of Russian loanwords Shakespearean and Biblical influences and Cockney rhyming slang Initially this nadsat language was nearly incomprehensible to me and my first response to it was bad I found myself cursing Burgess telling him that it wasn t fair to put his readers through something like that If I want to read an incomprehensible book I ll read Finnegans Wake thank you very much However Burgess takes great care to introduce his new words in an understandable way so after a few pages I got the hang of the nadsat lingo and after a few pages I actually began to enjoy it because I m enough of a linguist to go in for that sort of thing I found myself loving the Russian loanwords rejoicing when I recognised a German loanword among them and enjoying the Shakespearean uality of Alex dialogues I finished the book with an urgent wish to learn Russian and read Shakespeare I doubt many readers will respond to the book in that way not everyone shares my enthusiasm for languages and classical stuff but my point is you ll get used to the lingo and at some point you ll begin to admire it because for one thing Burgess is awfully consistent about it and for another it just sounds so damned good I mean if you re going to come up with a new word for crazy you might as well choose bezoomny right Because it actually sounds mad Doesn t itAnyhow there s to A Clockwork Orange than just philosophical ideas and linguistic pyrotechnics The writing itself is unexpectedly lyrical and not just when it deals with violence Some of the most beautiful passages in the book deal with music More specifically classical music because for all his wicked ways Alex has a passion for classical music He particularly adores Beethoven an adoration I happen to share I came away from the book thinking I might consent to becoming Alex devotchka woman wife simply because he is capable of getting carried away by Beethoven s Ninth and hates having it spoilt for him He s cultured is Alex and while his culturedness obviously does not eual civilisation and goodness a point he himself is uick to make it does put him a notch above the average hooligan It s the apparent dichotomy between Alex tastes in art and his taste for violence which makes him such an interesting protagonist and which keeps you following his exploits to their not entirely believable but good conclusionIn short then A Clockwork Orange is an excellent book a bit challenging at first but gripping and interesting and full of style and ideas Not many books can claim as much PHP Pocket Reference dark the story is told by the central character Al. A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read mostly I think because it is preceded by a reputation of shocking ultra violence I m not going to The Face on the Milk Carton descriptions of heinous crimes and they re vivid Winds of Enchantment descriptions full of excitement Burgess later wrote in his autobiography I was sickened by my own excitement at setting it The Odds Against down Yet it Tokyo Kill does not glorify violence nor is it a book about violence per se Rather it s an exploration of the morality of free will Of whether it is better to choose to be bad than to be conditioned to be good Of alienation and how to Unbroken The Reaper Diaries deal with the excesses to which such alienation may lead And ultimately of one man s Bhishma an Enigma decision to say goodbye to all that At least in the UK version The American version on which Stanley Kubrick s film adaptation was based ends on a less optimistic note In short it s a novella of ideas which just happens to contain a fair bit of violenceIt is also uite an artistic and linguistic achievement Those who have seen the film will know that Alex the anti hero and his The Art of Loving droogs friends speak a made up language full of Russian loanwords Shakespearean and Biblical influences and Cockney rhyming slang Initially this nadsat language was nearly incomprehensible to me and my first response to it was bad I found myself cursing Burgess telling him that it wasn t fair to put his readers through something like that If I want to read an incomprehensible book I ll read Finnegans Wake thank you very much However Burgess takes great care to introduce his new words in an understandable way so after a few pages I got the hang of the nadsat lingo and after a few pages I actually began to enjoy it because I m enough of a linguist to go in for that sort of thing I found myself loving the Russian loanwords rejoicing when I recognised a German loanword among them and enjoying the Shakespearean uality of Alex Jack Kerouac dialogues I finished the book with an urgent wish to learn Russian and read Shakespeare I Reputation damned good I mean if you re going to come up with a new word for crazy you might as well choose bezoomny right Because it actually sounds mad Doesn t itAnyhow there s to A Clockwork Orange than just philosophical ideas and linguistic pyrotechnics The writing itself is unexpectedly lyrical and not just when it Alfablot deals with violence Some of the most beautiful passages in the book Wild Gypsy Rose (Royals of Cardenas Book 4) deal with music More specifically classical music because for all his wicked ways Alex has a passion for classical music He particularly adores Beethoven an adoration I happen to share I came away from the book thinking I might consent to becoming Alex Heads of the Colored People devotchka woman wife simply because he is capable of getting carried away by Beethoven s Ninth and hates having it spoilt for him He s cultured is Alex and while his culturedness obviously The Syrian Rebellion does put him a notch above the average hooligan It s the apparent

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  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Anthony Burgess
  • English
  • 03 December 2018
  • 9780393312836

About the Author: Anthony Burgess

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this nameAnthony Burgess was a British novelist critic and composer He was also a librettist poet playwright screenwriter essayist travel writer broadcaster translator linguist and educationalist Born in Manchester he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in Eng



10 thoughts on “A Clockwork Orange

  1. says:

    A Clockwork Orange is one of those books which everyone has heard of but which few people have actually read – mostly I t

  2. says:

    How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said? By avoiding reading others’ thoughts until I’ve written

  3. says:

    What's it going to be then eh? A linguistic adventure O my brothers I had seen the Kubrick film and so reading the novella

  4. says:

    In 1960 Anthony Burgess was 43 and had written 4 novels and had a proper job teaching in the British Colonial Service in Malaya and Brunei Then he had a collapse and the story gets complicated But I like the first cool version AB told which was that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given a year to live

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    In the near future in an Utopian socialist country England where everyone has to work except the ill or old whether the job makes any sense or not a group of teenagers like to party without limits at night Alex the leader George 2nd in command Pete the most sane and the big dim Dim he's good with his boots fun loving kids Your humble narrator Alex will tell this story my brothers First they see an ancient man leaving th

  6. says:

    A classic probably a bit overrated book and one of the rare cases in which I would say that the movie is better than the book The most unnecessary thing was to add an extra chapter at the end that took the flow log

  7. says:

    437 A Clockwork Orange – Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by English writer Anthony Bur

  8. says:

    Rebellion can take on many forms and in A Clockwork Orange it takes on the form of language the spoken word All societies have their constraints though breaking through them is often difficult What the “poor” disaffected youth

  9. says:

    This book was sweet The way russian was used to show the distopian future was one of the coolest literary devices I have seen Because I was so enthralled by it I often read parts than once to make sure I was getting the meaning rig

  10. says:

    Like many I suppose I saw Kubrick's film long ago without having read the book until now Part punk rock version of Finnegans Wake part scalding criticism of UK society in the 50s Burgess' dystopian Center is a real horrorshow in a non ACO interpretation of the word of violence Alex is a terrifying character every bit as evil as the Joker or A

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