The future of man for Anthony Burgess does not lie ahead. Rather it lies within. For man carries about with him -- in his very nature -- his past, present and future. This is clear from Burgess's futuristic novel, The Wanting Seed, and whatever he may suggest about the future in that novel is also implicit in his other works. In all his novels, Burgess's view of the nature of man is the same: throughout his existential trials, man is essentially the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Burgess's view, then, means that the future lies not ahead, but in the present, the "now."



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