"Demonstrating the full range and achievement of Anthony BurgessÆs poetry and verse, this collection contains extracts from his translations of the librettos of Carmen, Oberon, and others; of verse dramas including Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King, and Chatsky; and his original musicals TrotskyÆs in New York!, Mozart and the Wolf Gang, and A Clockwork Orange 2004. Also included are his translations of the Roman dialect poet Giuseppi Belli, extracts from his verse epic Moses, the complete poems of F. X. Enderby, and Burgess's autobiographical poem ôThe Sword.ö"