Tag: twentieth century

‘In the past, I used to think it was nicer to be as honest and open as possible, but I’ve seen the damage that this does’

Counting down to our encounter with Dr Dominic Dean and Richard Rankin Russell to discuss Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun next Wednesday, here’s another classic interview from the archives. Taken from The Paris Review in 2008, Ishiguro illuminates his early life and influences including … Continue reading ‘In the past, I used to think it was nicer to be as honest and open as possible, but I’ve seen the damage that this does’

‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ – Anthony Burgess reads A Clockwork Orange

One of the challenges of reading A Clockwork Orange is forgetting the Kubrick film and imagining your own version. Malcolm McDowell’s performance as Alex can be particularly hard to shift—charismatic, savage, cruel and often very funny—his voice echoes uncannily through the text. But is the … Continue reading ‘What’s it going to be then, eh?’ – Anthony Burgess reads A Clockwork Orange