English writer and Russian linguist, most famous for A Clockwork Orange
. He also contributed the caveman language to Quest for Fire
Burgess' novels tend to focus on language acquisition, Con Lang
and New Speak
, and many are quite incomprehsensible at first as a result. As much as he tried to cast Protection from Editors
(preferring the audience to figure things out for themselves), his publishers have consistently managed to sneak in glossaries and explanations.