The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin

The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin

by Richard Bradford

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The Odd Couple: The Curious Friendship between Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin by Richard Bradford

"A wonderful, fascinating account of two stars of the post-war literary generation, and their mutual influence."— Good Book Guide

Kingsley Amis and Philip Larkin were close from the moment they met as undergraduates at Oxford. They were, however, very different personalities. Kingsley was charming, sociable, and completely amoral whilst Larkin was awkward and insecure. Their relationship with one another is fascinating in part because it provided the inspiration behind their work. In fact, parts of Lucky Jim were based on Larkin's life, a fact the poet begrudged for the rest of his life. An extraordinary study of one of the most controversial literary friendships of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849543750
Publisher: Biteback Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 05/13/2014
Pages: 388
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Richard Bradford: Richard Bradford has authored biographies of Kingsley Amis (Lucky Him 978 0720611175), Philip Larkin (First Boredom, Then Fear 978 0720613254) and Martin Amis (978 1605983851).

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