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The life of Kingsley Amis

Author: Zachary Leader
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2007]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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An authorized biography argues that Kingsley Amis was a dominant figure in post-war British writing in his roles as novelist, poet, critic, and polemicist, tracing his early years, as well as his life as a teacher, husband, and father.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Kingsley Amis; Kingsley Amis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Leader
ISBN: 9780375424984 0375424989
OCLC Number: 74029376
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Jonathan Cape, 2006.
Description: xii, 996 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Family --
Reading and writing --
City of London --
CLS at Marlborough --
Wartime Oxford --
The war --
Post-war Oxford --
Newly married: Oxford and Eynsham --
Swansea --
Making Lucky Jim --
Fame and friendship --
Uncertain feelings --
'Fun' --
Abroad --
Widening horizons --
Princeton --
Patrick and Dai --
Cambridge --
Waking beauty --
Break-up --
Divisions --
Lefties, toffs and bigots --
Lemmons --
Dissolution --
Nadir --
Return --
Ending up --
Afterlife.
Responsibility: Zachary Leader.
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An authorized biography argues that Kingsley Amis was a dominant figure in post-war British writing in his roles as novelist, poet, critic, and polemicist, tracing his early years, as well as his life as a teacher, husband, and father.

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