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Earthly Powers (Paperback)

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    In Earthly Powers Burgess created his masterpiece. At its center are two twentieth-century men who represent different kinds of power—Kenneth Toomey, a past-his-prime author of mediocre fiction, a man who has outlived his contemporaries to ......more

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In Earthly Powers Burgess created his masterpiece. At its center are two twentieth-century men who represent different kinds of power—Kenneth Toomey, a past-his-prime author of mediocre fiction, a man who has outlived his contemporaries to survive into, bitter, luxurious old age, living in self-exile on Malta; and Don Carlo Campanati, a man of God, eventually of church revolution and a candidate for sainthood beloved Pope, who rises through the Vatican as a shrewd manipulator to become the architect.
Through the lives of these two modern men Burgess explores the very essence of power in a narrative that spans from Hollywood, to Dublin, Nairobi, Paris, and beyond.

Anthony Burgess was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic, best known for his dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange. In 2008, The Times placed Burgess number 17 on their list of “The 50 greatest British writers since 1945.”

Author:
Burgess, Anthony
Genre:
FICTION / Literary
Audience:
General/trade
Edition Detail:
Reissue
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
653
Language:
English
Publisher:
Europa Editions Inc
Publish Date:
12/04/2012
Copyright Year:
2012
ISBN:
9781609450847
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.25 in
Thickness:
2.0 in
Unit weight:
1.75 lb
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