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You've Had Your Time

(1990)
Second Part of the Confessions
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Taking up where Little Wilson and Big God left off, You've Had Your Time is the second volume of Anthony Burgess's autobiography. It begins in 1959, with the author's return from Brunei, and the start of a long and prolific writing career, and ends, somewhat arbitrarily, in 1982, with the centenary celebrations of the birth of James Joyce, which prompt Burgess to certain conclusions about the relationship between literature and life. Full of extraordinary vignettes (Borges and Burgess conducting a conversation in Anglo-Saxon, for example), as rich, varied and hectic as the nomadic literary life it describes, this is the astonishingly frank autobiography of an extraordinary literary genius. Rarely, if ever, has a writer exposed his inner life so completely and rarely has a writer's life been described - by anyone - with such vigour, polymathic humour and linguistic verve.

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Hardback Editions

March 1991 : USA Hardback
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Title: You've Had Your Time: Second Part of the Confessions
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-8021-1405-9 / 978-0-8021-1405-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Pr
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October 1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: You've Had Your Time: Being the Second Part of the Confessions of Anthony Burgess
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-434-09821-3 / 978-0-434-09821-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
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Paperback Editions

October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: You've Had Your Time (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-09-943706-6 / 978-0-09-943706-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage Classics
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October 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: You've Had Your Time
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
ISBN: 0-14-015883-9 / 978-0-14-015883-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: You've Had Your Time (Vintage Classics)
Author(s): Anthony Burgess
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK