Anthony Burgess on his ideal reader

“The ideal reader of my novels is a lapsed Catholic and failed musician, short-sighted, colour-blind, auditorily biased, who has read the books that I have read.”
– Anthony Burgess, The Paris Review
Read ‘The Art of Fiction’, Anthony Burgess interviewed by
John Cullinan for The Paris Review.
Visit the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and the
Anthony Burgess Centre.

2 thoughts on “Anthony Burgess on his ideal reader

  1. Julie

    Awesome quote! I didn’t realize there was an International Anthony Burgess Foundation. I just took a peek, and it looks great.

    I love the interview. Having it on a PDF file is wonderful. Thank you!

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