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All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. For a listing of workshops on various topics for students, faculty, and staff, see http://wulibraries.doattend.com. Questions? Contact Joy Lowery, director of communications and special events, at 314-935-5418.
Anthony Burgess Biographer Speaks on Burgess and Shakespeare
Biographer Andrew Biswell, PhD, will deliver a talk entitled "What Shakespeare Smelled: Anthony Burgess and the Composition of Nothing Like the Sun" in Olin Library's Ginkgo Reading Room at 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 10. The event is free and open to the public.

Anthony Burgess (1917-1993), the author of A Clockwork Orange, was fascinated by Shakespeare, and he responded creatively to his Elizabethan precursor through words and music during his literary career. In his talk at Olin Library, Andrew Biswell will discuss Burgess's extensive work as a rather eccentric Shakespearean biographer who wrote a Hollywood script Will -- or The Bawdy Bard, ballet music Mr WS, and a novel Nothing Like the Sun about Shakespeare's life, told in Elizabethan English.

The Department of Special Collections at Washington University Libraries is home to an important collection of Burgess's manuscripts, including the typescript of his Shakespeare novel.

Biographical note:
Andrew Biswell is Professor of Modern Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, editor of A Clockwork Orange: The Restored Edition, and author of a biography, The Real Life of Anthony Burgess.

For information about the event
Contact Special Collections at 314-935-5495 or spec@wumail.wustl.edu