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Much of his inspiration came from a holiday to Leningrad inwhich he discovered reminded him of the Manchester of his youth. It was a rare occurrence for a British citizen to travel to Russia in the s at the height of the Cold War, and this is perhaps one of the reasons Burgess is often confused with spies of the period such as Anthony Blunt and Guy Burgess.
In fact he produced two: A Clockwork Orange and Honey for the Bears Arguably, Tremor of Intent also contains some inspiration from this period.
In preparation for his trip, Burgess spent time learning the language, just as he had with the Malay language during his time in the colonial service in the s.
His love of language, whether the tongues of the European countries in which he lived, or plain English, pervaded everything he wrote. In addition to the Russian influence, Nadsat derives from a number of other sources: Romany; Cockney rhyming slang; the language of the criminal underworld; the English of Shakespeare and the Elizabethans; armed forces slang; and the Malay language familiar to Burgess.
Within this patchwork of languages, Burgess is careful to allow context to offer definitions.
The language also removes the action of the novel from geographical location, and the city it is set in could stand for anywhere from Manchester to Leningrad, London to Los Angeles, or other even more distant locales.
This editorial suggestion led to revisions in the first part of the novel, and is shown when Alex helps the reader through some of the tougher language. The Restored Edition, published on the fiftieth anniversary of the novel in A Clockwork Orange and Nadsat: One of the most innovative aspects of A Clockwork Orange is the language Burgess’s protagonists employ.
Nadsat, Russian for ‘teen’, is the invented slang in which Alex narrates the novel, his experiences described in raucous and unfamiliar prose. A Clockwork Orange is cited three times in the historical Oxford English Dictionary (although quotations for other Burgess works are also included).
Two of the examples are for thou and your, which are of course extremely common words with long histories where Burgess is not the earliest example.
- The Language of A Clockwork Orange “Gooly into a world where by nochy prestoopniks rule and oobivat and by day all is well.” This is the nature of A Clockwork Orange, a novel by Anthony Burgess, where one enters the world of a fifteen-year-old named Alex .
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
7 days ago · In this episode on the screenwriting of A Clockwork Orange, I discuss how Kubrick went from directing a mostly silent film ( A Space Odyssey) to a film that relied very much on language .
A Clockwork Orange and Nadsat: One of the most innovative aspects of A Clockwork Orange is the language Burgess’s protagonists employ.
Nadsat, Russian for ‘teen’, is the invented slang in which Alex narrates the novel, his experiences described in raucous and unfamiliar prose.