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Memoirs Kingsley Amis

Memoirs By Kingsley Amis

Memoirs by Kingsley Amis


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Summary

Elegant, provocative and hugely entertaining, Kingsley Amis's memoirs are filled with anecdotes, experiences and portraits of famous friends, family, acquaintances (and a few eminent foes).

Memoirs Summary

Memoirs by Kingsley Amis

Elegant, provocative and hugely entertaining, Kingsley Amis's memoirs are filled with anecdotes, experiences and portraits of famous friends, family, acquaintances (and a few eminent foes). From his childhood days to Oxford and army life, his travels abroad and his years as a successful novelist, Memoirs offers extraordinary insights into a unique literary life.

Memoirs Reviews

Endlessly entertaining... Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read... Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive * Sunday Telegraph *
Horribly enjoyable... The chief feeling is shame at laughing quite so much * Independent on Sunday *
Kingsley Amis's funniest book since Lucky Jim. It's humour is heart-warmingly malicious * Sunday Times *
He is nasty about people that have amply deserved it one way or the other; he deflates pretension; he exposes doublethink...he also excels in hailing poets and truepennies * Guardian *
Amis can be sharp and even brutal as well as funny and indiscreet...he has evidently written Memoirs with relish * Sunday Telegraph *

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 publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils, winner of the Booker Prize in 1986, and The Biographer's Moustache, which was to be his last book. He also wrote on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in October 1995.

Additional information

GOR001275853
9780099461067
0099461064
Memoirs by Kingsley Amis
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2004-07-01
400
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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