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By Anthony Burgess
ABBA ABBA delves right into a literary secret with the entire originality, mind's eye, and have fun with that readers have prized within the writer of A Clockwork Orange, 1985, and Nothing just like the Sun.
In this novel, Anthony Burgess conjectures the prospective assembly in Rome in 1820 or 1821 of 2 excellent masters of the sonnet shape. One is John Keats, who's loss of life in a home at the Spanish Steps. the opposite is Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli-an super talented poet little identified outdoor Rome, simply because he writes unsentimental, frequently blasphemous poems within the tough dialect of the town streets. within the first a part of the e-book, Burgess units out a sensational literary hypothesis: If Belli had recognized Keats, might the latter have inspired him? If Keats had recognized Belli, may perhaps Keats have followed anything of the Italian's earthy variety into his personal verse? the second one half bargains a canny collection of Belli's occasionally surprising poetry, translated into English with all the chew and verbal aptitude of the originals by way of one "J. J. Wilson"-who, by means of a stroke of fine fortune, appears to be like to have the singular presents of the novel's writer himself.
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ABBA ABBA by Anthony Burgess