Anthony Burgess’s other invented languages Part 3: The Riddle of Sicily in the Caribbean

The early 1970s were to become somewhat of a golden era for Burgess in terms of language invention. What’s interesting about this phase of glossopoeia in Burgess’s fiction is firstly, that it transcends the novel as genre or form, and secondly, that it migrates out of what we previously termed created dialects of English, such as Nadsat, into creating languages beyond the remit or linguistic framework of English.

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