Kingsley Amis,: Modern Novelist

Kingsley Amis,: Modern Novelist

by Dale Salwak
     
 

This is a fascinating critical study of the life, work and milieu of one of Britain's best known and most popular novelists. Starting with a biographical overview of the influences on the developing writer while at home, at school, at Oxford, and at war, Dale Salwak goes on to offer the general reader a lively interpretation of all of Amis's novels, from Lucky Jim

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This is a fascinating critical study of the life, work and milieu of one of Britain's best known and most popular novelists. Starting with a biographical overview of the influences on the developing writer while at home, at school, at Oxford, and at war, Dale Salwak goes on to offer the general reader a lively interpretation of all of Amis's novels, from Lucky Jim (1954) through to The Folks That Live on the Hill (1990), set against the ever-changing backdrop of the twentieth century.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
...by far the most thorough yet written.
World Literature Today
This is clearly the single indispensible guide to Amis's fiction, unlikely to be surpassed or superceded for many years to come....Salwak's study provides a concise, reliable, indispensible guidebook to Amis's oeuvre-an ideal Baedeker to Philistinia.
MFS
Dale Salwak has skillfully and intelligently managed difficult terrain in his biographical treatment of Kingsley Amis....informed, well-focused and discerning...
— Barbara Everett, Somerville College, Oxford
The Hudson Review
It's...a good sign that...some recent books about Amis have been appearing.
— Barbara Everett, Somerville College, Oxford
CHOICE
...by far the most thorough yet written.
World Literature Today - Barbara Everett
It's...a good sign that...some recent books about Amis have been appearing.
Mfs
"Dale Salwak has skillfully and intelligently managed difficult terrain in his biographical treatment of Kingsley Amis....informed, well-focused and discerning..."
Barbara Everett

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780389209928
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/1992
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dale Salwak is Professor of English at Southern California's Citrus College and the leading bibliographer of works by and about Kingsley Amis.

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