Author: Anthony Burgess
Germaine Greer
Andrew Biswell
Design: Adam Griffiths
Publication: PARIAH PRESS

Publication Date: Winter 2017
Format: Paperback (A) Perfect Bound
Printing: Offset Lithograph
Category: Biography, Criticism

ISBN: 9780993037863

Price: £9.99
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Obscenity & the Arts is the first new work to have appeared by Anthony Burgess in twenty years. The story of his struggle with censorship, religious conservatism and a vengeful government on the island of Malta between 1968 & 1974 has never been told before.

Renowned authors Germaine Greer (The Female Eunuch and The Whole Woman) and Andrew Biswell (The Real Life of Anthony Burgess) provide newly commissioned essays on the wider themes raised by the events on Malta, which are still relevant today: obscenity, pornography and state censorship. The work pivots around the full transcript of Burgess’s lecture at the University of Malta in 1970 – made available here to an international readership for the first time. As well as incorporating previously unseen archive documentation and photography (including images taken by the author himself) which emphasise Burgess’s extraordinary term in Valletta.

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