- Hardcover: 461 pages
- Publisher: Grove Weidenfeld/Evergreen (1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802132405
- ISBN-13: 978-0802132406
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.2 x 1.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,141,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Little Wilson And Big God - The First Part Of The Confessions Hardcover – 1991
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What ultimately sets him apart from other autobiographers, as mentioned earlier, is that he seems to center on others moreso than himself; in "Little Wilson and Big God, the tumultuous 20th century is viewed through a myriad of reference frames, all of which are given equal importance (even those, strangely enough, that would be seen to disagree with his opines).
Being a Burgess novel, one can expect to see highly established vocabulary; he frequently makes references to and puns in foreign languages, from Anglo-Saxon to ancient Gaelic. In one case, he tells of translating popular song into Latin. However, as opposed to his Clockwork Orange, he does not speak in some imagined colloquial dialect, and his excellent points are therefore not lost to the audience.
If someone is looking for an autobiography that can actually offer insight into the mind of a genius, look no further than this gem of a work.