One Hand Clapping

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With film rights acquired by Francis Ford Coppola, this comic novel of instant riches is back in stock. From the author of A Clockwork Orange, One Hand Clapping is a comedy of game shows and greed, high stakes and the high life. The tragi-comedy of used car salesman Howard Shirley, his photographic brain, and the modern world's trivia and trivialities makes for vintage Burgess—at once hilarious and provocative. "Witty and shrewdly joyful."—The New York Times Book Review "A funny, pointed novel."—The New Yorker ...
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Overview


With film rights acquired by Francis Ford Coppola, this comic novel of instant riches is back in stock. From the author of A Clockwork Orange, One Hand Clapping is a comedy of game shows and greed, high stakes and the high life. The tragi-comedy of used car salesman Howard Shirley, his photographic brain, and the modern world's trivia and trivialities makes for vintage Burgess—at once hilarious and provocative. "Witty and shrewdly joyful."—The New York Times Book Review "A funny, pointed novel."—The New Yorker "Ingeniously and devilishly funny."—The Atlantic Monthly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786706310
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Burgess, Anthony
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 727,149
  • Product dimensions: 0.51 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Anthony Burgess is the author of more than fifty works of fiction and nonfiction, among them A Clockwork Orange, A Dead Man in Deptford, the critically acclaimed Byrne, and One Man's Chorus.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2007

    One of my favorite books!

    One Hand Clapping is a wonderful commentary on the insanity that money brings to man. Burgess has written a book that is easy to follow and pushes the point directly. I suggest this book to anyone whose interested in great modern literature.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2002

    Makes a great read

    I really enjoyed this book!

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