Burgess on the Clockwork Orange movie ending

Anthony Burgess on the fact that Kubrick left out the denouement of the British version of A Clockwork Orange from the movie:

People wrote to me about this—indeed much of my later life has been expended on Xeroxing statements of intention and the frustration of intention—while both Kubrick and my New York publisher coolly bask in the rewards of their misdemeanour. Life is, of course, terrible.

(I assume that that paragraph was at most half-serious, but I’m not certain of that.)

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