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Sat Apr 27, 2019, 06:36 AM

Lost 'A Clockwork Orange' sequel discovered in author's archives

A previously undiscovered "sequel" to Anthony Burgess' dystopian cult classic "A Clockwork Orange" has been found among the author's archives.

In the unfinished "The Clockwork Condition," the author responds to the moral panic caused by Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of his most-famous novel, which had come out just weeks before.

The nonfiction work, which also includes a series of philosophical thoughts on the human condition, runs to around 200 typewritten pages, and features several handwritten notes. It had been left for decades among in his abandoned home in Bracciano, Italy, before being boxed up after his death in 1993 and sent to the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, England, alongside several other works and possessions.

"It's given us more detail about a whole range of thoughts and feelings he had about culture, in the immediate aftermath of the film having come out," Biswell added.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/a-clockwork-orange-sequel-scli-gbr-intl/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-04-25T14%3A59%3A04&utm_source=fbCNN&fbclid=IwAR2i6oF-bVj582YlGoTnHaDd3mNlu5uVEhqywmO1sD-PgvftmKBEiYjLDOg

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 06:42 AM

1. the first one was too violent! dont think i can sit thru another one...

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:12 AM

2. i thought kubrick left out the final chapter from burgess' novel. that may be part of it??

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Response to Kurt V. (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:21 AM

3. The last chapter of the book really threw me

 

for a loop. Definitely changes the tone of the tale, and Iíve read that even Kubrick eventually believed he had made the wrong decision by leaving it out.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2019, 08:21 AM

4. i didn't know that about kubrick. thx

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