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Father and son : Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British novel since 1950

Author: Gavin Keulks
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work is a study of two of England's most popular and influential writers. Examining the relationship between Kingsley Amis and Martin Amis, it argues that their relationship functioned as a  Read more...

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Keulks, Gavin.
Father and son.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2003
(OCoLC)606496269
Online version:
Keulks, Gavin.
Father and son.
Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, c2003
(OCoLC)607069803
Named Person: Kingsley Amis; Martin Amis; Kingsley Amis; Martin Amis; Kingsley Amis; Martin Amis; Kingsley Amis; Martin Amis
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Keulks
ISBN: 0299192105 9780299192105 0299192148 9780299192143
OCLC Number: 51977901
Description: viii, 328 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Amises, tradition, and influence: genealogical dissent --
Brief anecdotal history: the mid-1980s and mid-1990s --
Tradition, influence, and anxiety --
Realism and revaluation --
I: Critical cartography: charting the artistic allegiances --
1. The Amises on American literature: Nabokov, Bellow, Roth --
Vladimir Nabokov: style as morality --
Saul Bellow: prophetic realism --
Philip Roth: egocentric narration --
2. The Amises on English literature: Austen, Waugh, Larkin --
Jane Austen: mannered morality --
Evelyn Waugh: decline and fall --
Philip Larkin: the comedy of candor --
II: Influence and intersection: the interplay of individual works --
3. The Amises on comedy: Lucky Jim and the Rachel papers --
Lucky Jim: cultural and generational conflict --
The Rachel papers: revaluative inversion and critique --
"The two Amises" --
4. The Amises on satire: ending up and dead babies --
Henry Fielding and Horatian satire --
Mikhail Bakhtin and menippean satire --
Characterization and closure --
5. The Amises on realism and postmodernism: Stanley and the women and money: a suicide note --
Chauvinism, feminism, and misogyny --
The autobiographical abyss: Jake's thing and Stanley and the women --
Revaluative reminism? Money, misogyny, and doubling --
The Amises, realism, and postmodernism --
Revaluative realism: money and metamimesis --
6. The Amises on love, death, and children: the letters of Kinsley Amis and experience: a memoir --
Higher autobiography: experience, midlife crisis, and the unconscious --
Personal realignment: hilly redux --
Professional realignment: the old devils --
Personal realignment: experience --
Projecting a future: the Amises, genealogical dissent, and the British novel since 1950 --
Whither and novel? Realism, postmodernism, and beyond --
After Kingsley: Martin Amis and the event horizons of fiction --
Professional realignment? Love, children, and night train.
Other Titles: Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis, and the British novel since 1950
Responsibility: Gavin Keulks.
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"The only extended treatment of a unique literary genealogy." - James Diedrick, Albion College; "Filled with excellently shrewd and steady analysis of selected novels, essays, and interviews." - Dale Read more...

 
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