The Life of Kingsley Amis
The eagerly-awaited authorized biography of Kingsley Amis.
In this, the authorized biography, Zachary Leader argues that Kingsley Amis was not only the finest comic novelist of his generation, but the dominant figure of post-war British writing.
Drawing not only on interviews with a range of Amis’s friends, relatives, fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of them never before consulted, but also on almost a thousand previously unpublished letters, Leader’s biography will for the first time give a full picture of Amis’s childhood, school-days, life as a teacher, critic, polemicist, professional author, husband, father and lover. He explores Amis’s fears and phobias, and the role that drink played in his life. And of course he pays due attention to Amis’s work.
As the editor of Kingsley Amis’s Letters (hailed in the Sunday Telegraph as “one of the last major monuments to the epistolary art”), Leader is more than qualified to be his authorized biographer. His book will surprise, entertain and illuminate.
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9 Swansea Amis was hired by the University College of Swansea as an assistant
lecturer in English at a salary of £300. In the Memoirs he estimates that this salary
, plus child allowances of £50, was 'about £4,200 at today's values', whereas a ...
Your predictions about doing the Clerk's Tale . . . were, I am glad to say,
inaccurate.'9 As a beginning teacher, Amis had to prepare all his lectures from
scratch, but his actual teaching schedule was not especially heavy. According to
the Report ...
Still a lecturer at 45 CHRIST Senior Lecturer at Durham at 45 CHRIST Lecturer at
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happen to ...
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Leader's (English, Univ. of Roehampton, U.K.; editor,The Letters of Kingsley Amis ) biography of novelist, poet, essayist, and journalist Kingsley Amis (1922-95) was authorized by the subject's son ... Read full review