Burgess interviewed in ’71

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  • that Friday worn-out feeling after a week of hard work
  • the game of American football
  • his house in Princeton
  • how to deal with the aggrieved parent of a student with poetic aspirations
  • Elizabethan English
  • how Shakespeare spoke
  • being of Irish extraction
  • being a northerner
  • Shakespeare’s genius
  • how his pianoplaying father got the sack after an unfortunate incident at the cinema
  • trying to be a composer
  • his late start as a writer
  • the problem of Künstler Schuld
  • the creative demon
  • a moose and a mouse
  • contrasts between London and New York
  • his novel A Clockwork Orange
  • the vigour of the American language
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