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In this episode, Graham Foster to one of the 2023 Liana Burgess Fellows, Dr Ákos Farkas, who has spent three weeks researching in the archives at the Burgess Foundation.
In its capacity as an educational charity, the Burgess Foundation offers grants to researchers and scholars with an interest in the life and work of Anthony Burgess and other connected subjects such as twentieth century literature and musical composition. The Liana Burgess Fellowship helps international researchers to visit the archives at the Burgess Foundation. It is named after Burgess’s wife, who set up the Foundation in 2003 and was instrumental in preserving his personal papers and possessions, all of which is available to researchers at our facilities in Manchester.
Dr Ákos Farkas is Associate Professor of English at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary. His research interests lie in twentieth century English, American and Irish literature, in particular, the Catholic novel, modernism and the postmodern and utopian and dystopian literature. As a translator and editor, he has helped bring Burgess’s Enderby sequence into Hungarian, and has translated the works of authors such as Cecilia Ahern, Geroge McDonald Fraser, Tibor Fischer and George Orwell. He is also the volume editor for the Irwell Edition of Anthony Burgess’s The Clockwork Testament, available now from Manchester University Press.
Ákos Farkas at Eötvös Loránd University
The Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess at Manchester University Press
International Anthony Burgess Foundation
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