Page of draft verse by Burgess.

Scope and Content

The verse on one side of the page seems to have inspired by James Joyce's "Ulysses", and the verse on the other side begins "'What I am working on,' he said (the martinis / Smelling of operating theatres, but the / Faculty wives of rut and frustration), 'is / A study of Doctor Johnson as a writer.'". (Handwritten amendments by Burgess.)