His problems did not end there. Burgess was given a receipt for the confiscated books, which were driven under police escort to the hospital and incinerated. Burgess translated Belli into defiantly colloquial English, taking care to preserve the tone of the original poems: You know the day, the month, even the year.
He was a vocal supporter of Salman Rushdie during the Satanic Verses furore. Mary, without fear, Saw him come through the hole in one swift swoop. And also the looming shadow of censorship, and what is considered acceptable.
Amazon Having established his anti-censorship credentials, Burgess moved to Malta with his wife and son in Shortly after arriving on the island, he discovered that a large chunk of his personal library had been impounded by the Office of State Censorship.
Burgess was given a receipt for the confiscated books, which were driven under police escort to the hospital and incinerated.