In Mozart and The Wolf Gang, Anthony Burgess pays a playful and ironic tribute to one of the world’s greatest composers.
“We have imagined conversations between famous composers, the libretto for an opera buffa, a film script, a schizophrenic dialogue between two characters called ‘Anthony’ and ‘Burgess’ and a short story structured in imitation of the 40th symphony. Perhaps we should simply think of it as a divertimento, since the whole enterprise is carried off with a touch of Mozartian levity . . . Burgess’s originality lies in the inventiveness and animation with which he has organized his material.” –Guardian