I had little time to blog today, nevertheless I wanted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Anthony Burgess
, born on the 25th of February 1917. Great British writer, expat, lapsed Catholic, polymath, free spirit, iconoclast, he is most famous for one book
, but it is a minor one in his whole body of work, which I intend to celebrate in the upcoming weeks and months. Among other blog posts. Which I already did on the 21st
. And don't forget to listen to BBC Radio 3 tomorrow evening
. If you are new on Vraie Fiction, you will have guessed what my readership knows: Anthony Burgess is my favourite writer. More about how I discovered him on this post from 2008
. I could not choose one particular novel to mention here, as he was very prolific. So I just give you this picture of him, which I think gives you a pretty good idea of the character he was.