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fellow writers, students and colleagues, many of them never before consulted, but also on almost a thousand previously unpublished letters, Leader’s biography will for the first time give a full picture of Amis’s childhood, school-days, life as a teacher, critic, polemicist, professional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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William Amis played an active role in the office culture at 108 Cannon Street. The
name W.R. Amis figures several times in the company's magazine, in reports of
the annual Colman Cricket Cup match between employees of the London and ...
A Cricket Match, between The Gentlemen of Cambridge And the Hanover Club,
to be played By the Antient Laws of the Game In Antient Costume For a Good
Cause. This match actually took place, some months after his father's death, and
No doubt class considerations played a part in Amis's greater timidity, but so did
greater timidity. In 'My Enemy's Enemy' the theme of moral cowardice and the
corrupting effect of the army, or of certain army types, is again central, although in
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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