BURGESS, Anthony. The Clockwork Testament or Enderby’s End

(Harmondsworth, Middlesex, UK): Penguin Books, 1978. First paperback edition. 121 pages. The third of Burgess’ four Enderby novels. Enderby is a dyspeptic British poet, 56 years old, and The Clockwork Testament is an account of his last day alive. The day in question is a cold one in February. He spends it in New York City, where for the past several months he’s been working as a visiting professor of English literature and composing a long poem about St Augustine and Pelagius. A very good copy in wrappers with cool cover design by Peter Bentley.


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