Memoirs

Memoirs

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by Kingsley Amis
     
 

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"Endlessly entertaining-Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read — Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive." —Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph

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

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"Endlessly entertaining-Good, rollicking stuff, and a delight to read — Sir Kingsley Amis is surely one of the funniest men alive." —Auberon Waugh, Sunday Telegraph

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.

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"Horribly enjoyable-the chief feeling is shame at laughing quite so much." —Blake Morrison, Independent on Sunday

"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." —Simon Raven, Guardian

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099461067
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/20/2004
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

KINGSLEY AMIS was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St. John's College, Oxford. At one time he was a university lecturer, a keen reader of science fiction and a jazz enthusiast. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, which has become a modern classic, 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 published a variety of other works, including a survey of science fiction entitled New Maps of Hell (1960); Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975); The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981); Collected Poems (1979); and his Memoirs (1991). 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. He died in 1995.

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