This is a quick post that is sort of Easter related (as I had promised here
). My readership knows of my admiration for Earthly Powers
, the novel, now there is a beer
of the same name, the official beer of the Anthony Burgess Foundation
. Brewed by Brentwood Brewery
. I drank it at the Foundation, tired after a long train journey, then went straight to the hotel. It is a great bitter. Unfortunately I was too tired to try Chockwork Orange
as well, I wanted to stay sober for the play
. So why is it Easter related? Well, the novel is about the XXth century seen through the eyes of an homosexual writer, lapsed Catholic, and his friendship with a priest, who will become pope. And on the label of the beer, you can see a crucifix that also looks like a totem or some African statue. This is in itself very Burgessian, mixing the sacred and the blasphemous. I wish I could drink this one on Easter.
Damn! I have to start reading more Anthony Burgess novels. Earthly Powers sounds good (the book, not the beer, although that sounds good too).
I could use a cool beer right about now. I could use spring to really come too.
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