Anthony Burgess was a British ovelist, ritic and composer. He was also a ibrettist, poet, laywright, produce, journalist, travel writer, broadcaster, translator, linguist and educationalist. Born in Blackpoo, he lived for long periods in Southeast Asia, the USA and Mediterranean Europe as well as in England. His iction includes the Malayan trilogy ( The Long Day Wanes) on the dying ays of Englan 's empire in the Sout; the Enderby quartet of novels about a poet and his muse; Nothing Like the Sun, a recreation of Shakespeare 's love-life; A Clockwork Orange, an exploration of the nature of evil; and Earthly Powers, a panoramic saga of the 0th century. He published studies of Joyce, Hemingway, Shakespeare and Lawrence, produced the treatises on linguistics Language Made Plain and A Mouthful of Air, and was a prolific ournalist, writing in several languages. He translated and adapted Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King, and Carmen for the stage; scripted Jesus of Nazareth and Moses the Lawgiver for the screen; invented the prehistoric language spoken in Quest for Fire; and composed the Sinfoni Melayu, the Symphony ( No. 3) in C, and the opera Blooms of Dublin.