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A Clockwork OrangeAte undertakes to reform Alex to redeem him the novel asks At what costThis edition includes the controversial last chapter not published in the first edition and Burgess's introduction A Clockwork Orange Resucked 437 A Clockwork Orange – Anthony BurgessA Clockwork Orange is a dystopian novel by English writer Anthony Burgess published in 1962 Set in a near future English society featuring a subculture of extreme youth violence the teenage protagonist Alex narrates his violent exploits and his experiences with state authorities intent on reforming him The book is partially written in a Russian influenced argot called Nadsat تاریخ نخستین خوانش روز یازدهم ماه اکتبر سال 2002 میلادیعنوان پرتقال کوکی؛ نوشته آنتونی برجس؛ مترجم پریرخ هاشمی؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، تمندر، 1381، در 211ص، شابک 9649040633؛ موضوع داستانهای کودکان از نویسندگان بریتانیایی سده 20معنوان پرتقال کوکی؛ نوشته آنتونی برجس؛ مترجم بهنام باقری؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، میلکان، 1394، در 180ص، شابک 9786007845264؛ عنوان پرتقال کوکی؛ نویسنده و اقتباس استنلی کوبریک؛ مترجم محمدمهدی فیاضی کیا؛ مشخصات نشر تهران، افراز، 1389، در 135 ص، شابک 9649789642432257؛ رمانی درباره ی نافرمانی گروهکی از جوانان در برابر قانون و جامعه، در آینده‌ ی کابوس‌واری «الکس»، یک نوجوان پانزده ‌ساله، حکایت خود را به وسیله‌ ی یک گویش ابداعی به نام «ندست» تعریف می‌کند، «استنلی کوبریک» از همین کتاب، فیلمنامه ای با همین عنوان برگرفته، و بنوشته است، پس همین عنوان فارسی از آنِ، آن فیلمنامه، و همان اقتباس نیز هست، فیلمنامه ی «استنلی کوبریک» با ترجمه جناب آقای «محمدمهدی فیاضی کیا»، را نشر افراز، در سال 1389هجری خورشیدی منتشر کرده است، جناب «فربد آذسن» هم همین کتاب را در 172ص ترجمه کرده است؛تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 08061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی

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Download A Clockwork Orange Mobi í 192 pages Ï Anthony burgess Ë A vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future where criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Alex who talks in a brutal invenA vicious fifteen year old droog is the central character of this 1963 classic In Anthony Burgess's nightmare vision of the future where criminals take over after dark the story is told by the central character Al How to review an infamous book about which so much has already been said By avoiding reading others’ thoughts until I’ve written mineThere are horrors in this book but there is beauty too and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution even if the same is not true of what happens in the storyBook vs Film and Omission of Final ChapterI saw the film first and read the book shortly afterwards Usually a bad idea but in this case being familiar with the plot and the Nadsat slang made it easier to relax if that's an appropriate word given some of the horrors to come into the book The film is less hypnotic and far shocking than the book because it is visual and because like the US version of the book it omits the optimistic final chapterThe British censors originally passed the film uncut But a year later it was cited as possibly inspiring a couple of murders leading to threats against Kubrick's family The year after that Kubrick asked for it to be withdrawn and it was even though he said To try and fasten any responsibility on art as the cause of life seems to me to put the case the wrong way aroundSee Withdrawl of film from UK screensandOmission of final chapterPlot and StructureIt is a short novel comprising three sections of seven chapters told by “your humble narrator” Alex In the first section Alex and his teenage gang indulge in “ultra violence” including sexual assault of young girls; in the middle section Alex is in prison and then undergoes a horrific new treatment a sort of aversion therapy; the final section follows him back in the real world rejected by his parents now the puppet of opposing political factions The whole thing is set in a slightly dystopian very near future and explores issues of original sin punishment and revenge free will and the nature of evilOne awful incident involves breaking in to a writer’s house and gang raping his wife who later dies A similar incident happened to Burgess’ first wife though he wasn’t there at the time Writing a fictionalised account from the point of view of the perpetrator is extraordinary charitable cathartic or a complex mixtureThemesWhy is Alex as he is “What I do I do because I like to do” and perhaps there is no that can be said As Alex ponders “this biting of their toe nails over what is the CAUSE of badness is what turns me into a fine laughing malchick They don’t go into the cause of GOODNESS badness is of the self and that self is made by old Bog or God and is his great pride and radosty”Can people like Alex be cured and if so howImprisonment police brutality fire and brimstone don’t work Enter the Ludovico Techniue whereby Alex is injected with emetics before being strapped with his eyelids held open to watch videos of extreme physical and sexual violence He becomes conditioned to be unable to commit such acts or even to watch or think about them This raises uestions than it solves The prison governor prefers the old “eye for an eye” but has to give in to the new idea of making bad people good “The uestion is whether such a techniue can really make a man good Goodness comes from within Goodness is something chosen When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man” The chaplain has doubts too “Is a man who chooses the bad perhaps in some way better than a man who has the good imposed upon him” On the other hand by consenting to the treatment Alex is in an indirect way choosing to be goodThe techniue or torture is promoted as making Alex “sane” and “healthy” so that he can be “a free man” but although he is released from prison he remains imprisoned by the power of the techniue even to the extent that the music he loves now makes him sick because it was playing in the background and his inability to defend himself means he becomes a victimDo the ends justify the meansDr Brodsky thinks so “We are not concerned with motive with the higher ethics We are only concerned with cutting down crime” However if it wears off it will all have been for nothingRedemptionThe possibility of redemption is a common thread reaching its peak in this final chapter Burgess was raised as a Catholic educated in Catholic schools but lost his faith aged sixteen He continued to have profound interest in religious ideas though as explained here The final chapter omitted from US editions of the book until 1986 and also the film feels incongruously optimistic in some ways but by suggesting the true answer as to what will cure delinuency is maturity it might be thought the most pessimistic chapter Is teen violence an inevitable cycle something people grow into and then out of when they start to see their place in the bigger picture And if so is that acceptable to society Language Nadsat SlangA distinctive feature of the book is the Nadsat slang that Alex and his droogs use “nadsat” is the Russian suffix for “teen” – see here Burgess invented it from Russian with a bit of Cockney rhyming slang and Malay because real teen slang is so ephemeral the book would uickly seem dated otherwise He wanted the book published without a glossary and it is written so carefully that the meaning is usually clear and becomes progressively so as you become accustomed to it “a bottle of beer frothing its gulliver off and a horrorshow rookerful of like plum cake” and “There’s only one veshch I reuire having my malenky bit of fun with real droogs” Where an English word is used literally and metaphorically the Nadsat one is too; for example “viddy” is used to see with one’s eyes and to understand someone’s point The skill of carefully used context makes Russian based Nadsat much easier to follow than the dialect of Riddley Walker see my review HERE even though the latter is based on mishearings of English To be fair the whole of Riddley Walker is written in dialect whereas in Clockwork Orange it's conventional English with a generous smattering of slangWhere the meaning isn't immediately obvious or is merely vague you go with the flow until it seeps into your consciousness much as would happen if you were dropped into an environment where you had no language in common with anyone else It's another way of sucking the reader into Alex's world and his gang Nadsat lends a mesmerising and poetic aspect to the text that is in sharp contrast to the revulsion invoked by some of the things Alex does tolchocking a starry veck doesn’t sound nearly as bad as beating an old man into a pulp Nadsat acts as a protective veil In the film this effect is somewhat diluted because you SEE these actsThe book was like published in 1962 and Alex freuently uses “like” as an interjection as I did earlier in this sentence – something that has become uite a common feature of youth speak in recent times What happened in between I wonderOther than that much of what Alex says has echoes of Shakespeare and the King James Bible “Come gloopy bastard thou art Think thou not on them” and “If fear thou hast in thy heart o brother pray banish it forthwith” and “Fear not He canst taketh care of himself verily” There is always the painful contrast of beautiful language describing unpleasant and horrific thingsSimilarly the repetition of a few phrases is almost liturgical Alex addresses his readers as “oh my brothers” which is unsettling if I’m one of his brothers am I in some way complicit or at least condoning what he does Another recurring phrase is “What’s it going to be then eh” It is the opening phrase of each section and used several times in the first chapter of each sectionMusicBurgess was a composer as well as a writer and Alex has a passion for classical music especially “Ludwig van” This may be partly a ploy to make the book ageless than if he loved for example Buddy Holly but importantly it’s another way of creating dissonance a deep appreciation of great art is not “supposed” to coexist with mindless delinuency Alex has lots of small speakers around his room so “I was like netted and meshed in the orchestra” and the music is his deepest joy “Oh bliss bliss and heaven I lay all nagoy to the ceiling sloshing the sluice of lovely sounds Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh” The treatment destroys this pleasure with dramatic resultsHorror and Beauty Sympathy for a VillainUltimately I think Alex is sympathetic villain he has a seductive exuberance and charm and although he does horrific things when awful things are done to him sympathy flows Yes there are horrors in this book but there is beauty too and so much to think about The ends of the book justify the means of its execution even if the same is not true of what happens in the story BrilliantJabberwock in NadsatThanks to Forrest for finding this brilliant hybridthe

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Ex who talks in a brutal invented slang that brilliantly renders his and his friends' social pathology A Clockwork Orange is a frightening fable about good and evil and the meaning of human freedom And when the st In 1960 Anthony Burgess was 43 and had written 4 novels and had a proper job teaching in the British Colonial Service in Malaya and Brunei Then he had a collapse and the story gets complicated But I like the first cool version AB told which was that he was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and given a year to live Since as you know he lived a further 33 years we may conclude the doctors were not entirely correct However the doctor tells you you have a year to live what do you do Lapse into a major depression Get drunk and stay drunk Buy a Harley davidson Not if you were Anthony Burgess Uxorious regard for his wife's future security bade him to place his arse on a chair in the unpleasing English seaside town of Hove and type out five and a half novels in the one year left to him which he later pointed out was approximately euivalent to E M Forster's entire lifetime output And the last of these five completed novels was A Clockwork Orange No mean featSo this little novel should be on everyone who hasn't read it's must read list It's a real hoot and it's absolutely eerie in its predictions about youth culture and recreational drug use It's also very famous for its hilarious language all those malenky droogs horrorshow devotchkas and gullivers and lashings of the old in out in out the reader must be warned that it's very catching and you will for sure begin boring all your friends and family about tolchocking the millicents and creeching on your platties and suchlike They'll give you frosty looks and begin avoiding you at the breakfast table but you won't be able to help it In extreme cases they might smeck your grazhny yarbles and that will definately shut you up Reminds me of the old joke where the doctor says to the guy I'm sorry to say you only have three minutes to live Guy says Isn't there anything you can do for me Doctor says I could boil you an egg