Untitled poem, first line "These are some names, my son, we call the prick:", based on Burgess's translation of a sonnet by Giuseppe Giacchino Belli .

Scope and Content

Poem by Anthony Burgess with handwritten annotations by Liana Burgess and Andrew Burgess Wilson.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers in consultation with the Archivist due to the condition of the item.

Alternative Form Available

A photocopy of the manuscript has been taken and is filed with the original manuscript. Not all of the annotations by Liana Burgess and Andrew Burgess Wilson are legible in the photocopy.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Foxing and tears to original manuscript, with some discolouration of font.


Burgess refers to this poem in the second part of his autobiography, "You've Had Your Time" (Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1990), p. 329