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Collected Poems Kingsley Amis

Collected Poems By Kingsley Amis

Collected Poems by Kingsley Amis


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Collected Poems by Kingsley Amis

'One of the very best of our poets' Anthony Powell

Kingsley Amis wrote poems throughout his life, turning his acerbic, bracing perceptiveness on the same subjects that fill his novels: lust, lost love, drink, money, God (seen as indifferent or malign), and old age. Collected Poems, arranged chronologically, shows the full range of his sparkling verse, by turns scabrous and melancholy, satirical and playful.

'Scathingly funny ... bawdy and tragic, unflinching and unapologetic, culpable and morally acute ... Amis's poems rush headlong into the messiness of life' New Criterion

'A contender for the title of the most accomplished and least self-satisfied poet of his generation' Clive James

Collected Poems Reviews

Amis has no faults. He is clever, witty, ironical * Guardian *
Accomplished, literate and entertaining -- Clive James * New Statesman *
'Bare-knuckled, witty, light but never 'lite', outward-looking instead of inward-gazing - a kind of red-blooded vers de societe' -- David Yezzi * The New Criterion *

About Kingsley Amis

Kingsley Amis was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. After the sucess of Lucky Jim in 1954, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration (1976), winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award; The Old Devils (1986), winner of the Booker Prize; and The Biographer's Moustache (1995), which was to be his last book. He wrote ephemerally on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990.

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NGR9780141194219
9780141194219
0141194219
Collected Poems by Kingsley Amis
New
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2022-04-07
160
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