"When I first began to write fiction, I didn't think I was a comic writer; I thought I was a serious writer. I was surprised when the first novel I wrote was regarded as a funny novel."John Anthony Burgess Wilson, FRSL (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), better known as "Anthony Burgess", was an 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, Conlang and Newspeak, 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.