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  • Anthony Burgess

    Det gör ont att ha en kropp, i alla fall om du råkar röra dig på fel gata, på fel sätt, i Anthony Burgess stålhättehårda A Clockwork Orange, romanen som en gång myntade termen ultravåld. Burgess tar oss med på en resa in i en mardrömslik framtid där våldsbesatta gäng styr över den nattliga staden. Han skrev boken efter att hans fru rånats och misshandlats av desertörer från den amerikanska armén i ett mörklagt London under kriget. Vreden över händelsen fick Burgess att reflektera över den mänskliga friheten: Hur fri kan människan tillåta sig att vara när hon också känner sina onda krafter? Och å andra sidan, vad är priset för en inskränkning av...read more

  • Anthony Burgess

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Anthony Burgess's novel which became a controversial film in the 1970s. In a nightmare world of the near future, packs of teenagers run wild, beyond the control of their families or the police. Alex is a gang-leader, addicted to drug-fuelled assault, torture and...read more

  • Anthony Burgess

    A vicious fifteen-year-old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic. In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future, where the criminals take over after dark, the story is told by the central character, Alex, who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology. A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil, and the meaning of human freedom. And when the state undertakes to reform Alex to "redeem" him, the novel asks, "At what cost?" This edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction "A Clockwork Orange...read more

  • Anthony Burgess

    In this 1962 classic, a novelistic exploration of modern crime and punishment, Alex is the 15-year-old leader of his gang of 'droogs' thriving in the ultraviolent future as prophetically imagined by Burgess. Speaking a bizarre Russian-derived slang, Alex and his friends freely pillage and slash their way across a nightmarish urban landscape until Alex is captured by the judicial arm of the state. He then becomes their prized guinea pig in a scientific program to completely 'redeem' him for society. If we had the power of absolute criminal reform, what, the novel asks, would this mean for our ideals of freedom and society? This edition reinstates the final chapter missing from Kubrick's...read more

  • Edmond Rostand

    Cyrano is a brash, strong-willed man of many talents whose whimsical aptitude for the spoken word is overshadowed by an attribute that is iconic, outrageous and gigantic—his nose. How can the curiously-snouted Cyrano ever hope to win the affections of the beautiful Roxane? Includes a conversation with Sue Lloyd, author of “The Man Who Was Cyrano: A Life of Edmond Rostand.” An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording, featuring Caroline Aaron, Hugo Armstrong, Kalen Harriman, Gregory Itzin, Hamish Linklater, Anna Mathias, Morgan Ritchie, Jason Ritter, André Sogliuzzo, Devon Sorvari, and Matthew Wolf Directed and adapted for radio by Barry Creyton and recorded before a live...read more