“There is, in fact, not much point in writing a novel unless you can show the possibility of moral transformation, or an increase in wisdom, operating in your chief character or characters. Even trashy bestsellers show people changing. When a fictional work fails to show change, when it merely indicates that human character is set, stony, unregenerable, then you are out of field of the novel and into that of the fable or the allegory.”

ANTHONY BURGESS, introduction to A Clockwork Orange

Note: In 1998, The Modern Library ranked A Clockwork Orange #65 on its list of the 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. Anthony Burgess wrote the dystopian novel in just three weeks. It was originally published in 1962.

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