I think that one of the qualifications of artists should be a vow of celibacy. They should be confined to ruining only their own lives.
Roger Lewis, a former Fellow of Wolfson College at England's Oxford University, is the biographer of Anthony Burgess (1917-93). Lewis's controversial but, for many readers, penetrating and revealing work Anthony Burgess was published in 2002. Critics could not decide whether it was an out-and-out hatchet job, a complicated form of tribute, or both.