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.)
Page of draft verse by Burgess.
- For more information, email the repository
- Advice on accessing these materials
- Cite this description