Earthly Powers (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14119042

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

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ISBN 9781609450847
Genre FICTION / Literary
Format Paperback
Pages 653
Publisher Date 2012-12-04 00:00:00.0
Publisher Europa Editions Inc
Copyright Year 2012
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 5.25 in
Thickness 2.0 in
Unit weight 1.75 lb
Language English
Edition Detail Reissue
Audience General/trade
Authors Burgess, Anthony
Country of Origin United States
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