Friday, August 16, 2002 Anthony Burgess' commentary regarding his A Clockwork Orange, quoted here by Eve Tushnet, remind me once again of why that book is a truer reflection of life than Stanley Kubrick's film -- an argument I've made countless times, to no avail, to fans of that brilliant but giddily nihilistic film. Burgess further says in his intro to Clockwork that in his original novel, which had 21 chapters -- to signify the age of adulthood -- Alex develops from destroyer to creator, coming to the realization that one is more indicative of a mature and intelligent creature than the other.

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