Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess reads from his cult classic, "A Clockwork Orange." This novel consists of a series of episodes in the life of Alex, a young tough who lives in a nightmare future of violence and sadism. Burgess created a special language he calls "Nadsat," a kind of anglo-russian fusion. Words like "stary," Russian for "old" and "horrorshow," from the Russian "khoroscho," meaning "good" pepper the descriptions Alex gives of his antisocial activities.

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