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Well, it all seems to be very complex, so you could be right. This'd make a great blog article at a later date!
Oh, which one? Was it Peter Janson-Smith?
I need to reread the autobiography. The agent got too busy when the novels started being adapted to the cinema, so he "gave" Burgess to one of his associates. He didn't do so badly himself. Ironically, Fleming died before he could see his creation become really famous, while Burgess lived to see his endure fame... But thought said fame was very cumbersome.
A bit like Ian Fleming himself on his fame and success. He told his friend Amherst Villiers, "Ashes, dear boy. Ashes" when he enquired what it was like now that he had finally got the fame and fortune he had craved so long. So material wealth and Earthly success is clearly not everything as Ian Fleming's semi-tragic life attests to.
Thankfully Burgess lived much older and had time to write a lot more, however he always felt that his work was overshadowed by A Clockwork Orange, which he considered a very minor novel.
Yes, I suppose that can happen to a lot of authors, especially if their work is made into a famous film as was Burgess's work.
Oh I'm so going to read this right now.
I agree; see my new blog paper posted above, @Ludovico!
Thanks. I am going to read it.
My pleasure. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know either on the blog or in this thread if you do, dear @Ludovico.
Why not? Do you have to sign in first or something. I'd really love to hear your thoughts there.
It seems I need to sign to Google Plus first, my own Blogspot account does not work on it (which is strange).
Oh! You should be able to add a comment on that paper by pressing the "3 comments" link or by following this link that takes you straight to it:
I hope this is of some help? If not get back to me.
Wowsers, thank you @Ludovico, those are words of gold! Did you enjoy my article, then? I have Burgess's autobiography but I want to go into more detail on it at a later date.
Thanks, glad to hear it. There will be more in the same vein (and hopefully better) on the way in the coming weeks and months.
Yes, I mentioned those two in my last blog paper in March. Well worth viewing then, @Ludovico?