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A Clockwork Orange

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the ultra-violent novella "A Clockwork Orange." Author Anthony Burgess said the work should have been forgotten, but because of Stanley Kubrick's film, it seemed destined to live on. It's the story of the barbaric passions of a British teen and the state's attempt to impose a mechanistic morality over his free-will. Monday, we're talking with scholar Andrew Biswell about "A Clockwork Orange" and about why Burgess said the point of the book has been widely misunderstood.

Andrew Biswell is Director of the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, England and the author of The Real Life of Anthony Burgess. He also served as editor for the new "restored text" of Burgess' A Clockwork Orange.

Music from Beethoven: Symphony No. 9

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.