The Wanting Seed

The Wanting Seed

Book - 1963
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Tristram Foxe and his wife, Beatrice-Joanna, live in their skyscraper world where official family limitation glorifies homosexuality. Eventually, their world is transformed into a chaos of cannibalistic dining-clubs, fantastic fertility rituals, and wars without anger. It is a novel both extravagantly funny and grimly serious.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton 1963.
Edition: 1st American ed..
ISBN: 9780393315080
Branch Call Number: FIC/BURGESS
Characteristics: 285 p. 22 cm.


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Nov 30, 2014

Fun/funny but not enough. A bit too heavy handed. Maybe when written it wasn't but to me the language that Burgess uses just pushes at me too hard. The repetition (ok I get it already STOP) etc.....
If you don't know his writing this may be a good place to start but really I'd read some essays or a book of reviews or some Aldous Huxley first.


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