International Anthony Burgess Foundation

International Anthony Burgess Foundation

International Anthony Burgess Foundation

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right|thumb|The foundation's library-cum-museum at Cambridge Street in The International Anthony Burgess Foundation is a UK charity set up to back research into the life and achievements of the 20th-century novelist Anthony Burgess. The foundation's Manchester premises house a collection of books from Burgess's library along with the writer's musical instruments and many of his scores and manuscripts. The site is open to the public, and scholars can take advantage of the library and archives.

Ground floor: cafe where many Burgess titles are available to buy. On the wall are photographs, believed to have been taken in their Chiswick home in the early 1960s, of Burgess with his second wife and their son. Anteroom of foundation's offices: several shelves of translations of Burgess books into Japanese and other languages. Performance venue: articles of furniture, and a grand piano, that belonged to the writer.

Basement: a selection of typewriters owned by Burgess, tins of the brands of cigarillo he favoured (Panatela and Henri Wintermans), an ashtray, matchbooks, musical instruments, etc. Display cabinets: a range of Burgess material such as the hard-to-find pamphlet Obscenity and the Arts (the text of a lecture delivered in Malta) and a copy of the Hockney's Alphabet compilation containing the Burgess poem Elegy for X. Study centre: visible through a glass panel. Entry by arrangement. Books, manuscripts, papers, paintings, drawings and other matter associated with Burgess may be......
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