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The Letters of Kingsley Amis By Zachary Leader

The Letters of Kingsley Amis
by Zachary Leader

<p>`I have not laughed aloud at a book so frequently for a very long time...a major literary event' David Lodge, Times Literary Supplement</p>

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<p>`I have not laughed aloud at a book so frequently for a very long time...a major literary event' David Lodge, Times Literary Supplement</p><p>Kingsley Amis was a prolific, brilliant and outrageous correspondent. In letters to friends like Philip Larkin and Robert Conquest he could unbutton himself to an extent impossible in work intended for publication, and as a result the more than 800 letters included in this volume contain some of his wittiest and most acerbic writings.</p><p>They reveal Amis's youthful dissatisfactions, which would be comically recreated in his spectacularly successful first novel, Lucky Jim; his love of jazz; his frequently caustic observations about family life; the painful breakdown of his first marriage, and the subsequent souring of his second, to the novelist Elizabeth Jane Howard; and his development into one of the country's most revered, yet uniquely controversial, literary figures. Seldom can any writer have provided such a lively and coruscating self-portrait as is revealed by these letters.</p>

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GOR001199465
The Letters of Kingsley Amis
Zachary Leader
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2001-05-08
1280
0006387837
9780006387831
N/A
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