Amis on Burgess’s wives

Lynne, a translator and Burgess’s first wife, wanted Burgess to beat up Terence Kilmartin (who produced among other things a translation of Proust’s À la recherche du temps perdu). Liana, a translator and Burgess’s second wife, ballocked Kingsley Amis for presumptuously thinking he understood the problem faced by Czech Marxists whose country had been occupied by the USSR.

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