• Manchester City of Lit

Burgess on Tape

This online exhibition offering a special glimpse into the audio archive of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation.

The audio archive at the Burgess Foundation comprises 1,094 cassettes and 87 reel-to-reel tapes.


The recordings run to over a thousand hours, and include interviews with the media, public lectures, private telephone conversations, piano playing and poetry reading at home, domestic discussions, and sometimes street noises and birdsong. Other tapes contain classical music, obscure radio programmes, and rare examples of Burgess reading his own work.



A City Connects by Manchester City of Literature

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