What Do I Read Next?
Like A Clockwork Orange, Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (1939) and George Orwell's 1984 (1949) explore what a future dystopian society might look like.
Burgess's novel, The Wanting Seed (1962), published the same year as A Clockwork Orange, looks at a dystopian society dealing with overpopulation and food shortages. Critics often compare the novel to Orwell's 1984.
B. F. Skinner's novel Walden 2 (1948) attempts to show how it is possible to build a good community based on positive reinforcement of good behavior. Burgess's novel can be seen as a critique of Skinner's ideas.
In 1971, Thomas Churchill interviewed Burgess for the Malahat Review (Vol. 17). In this interview, Burgess discusses a range of subjects including his novels A Clockwork Orange, Enderby, and Nothing Like the Sun.
In a 1972 issue of Transatlantic Review (Vol. 42—43), Carol Dix interviews Burgess about the film version of A Clockwork Orange, and Burgess discusses a range of subjects including his plans for future novels.