”The clockwork condition” began after the moral panic in the wake of Kubrick's ”A clockwork orange”-film adaptation, which premiered in 1971. The novel (with the English title ”An orange with clockwork”), and the film follows a vitklätt gangs of youths who exercise ultravåld on the streets, before the protagonist Alex becomes the subject of experimental retraining in the state house.
just mentioned ”The clockwork condition” in an interview in 1975 and the manuscript was discovered by the foundation, which is responsible for the british author, from his archives. The draft consists of 200 pages.
the Author said that the project would culminate in ”an important philosophical statement about the contemporary human condition”.
According to the foundation director Andrew Biswell abandoned Burgess, ”The clockwork condition” when he realized that ”he was a novelist and not a philosopher”.
the Year 1974 was published instead, Burgess kortnovell ”The clockwork testament”, which deals with similar themes of crime and punishment. Burgess died in 1993.