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Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)

Autore di Lucky Jim

98+ opere 17,799 membri 364 recensioni 35 preferito

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Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. He was born in London in 1922 and educated at the City of London School. He received a degree in English language and literature from St. John's College, Oxford, in 1947. Until 1961 Amis lectured in English at mostra altro University College, Swansea, and for the following two years at Cambridge. In 1947 Amis published his first collection of poems, Bright November. Frame of Mind followed in 1953 and Poems: Fantasy Portraits in 1954. His first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), established his reputation as a writer. He followed with That Uncertain Feeling (1956), and I Like It Here (1958). A longtime James Bond devotee, Amis wrote a James Bond adventure after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964. Amis's study of the famous spy was titled The James Bond Dossier (1965). Amis received the Booker Prize for the Old Devils (1986). Amis's later works include Memoirs (1990), and The King's English, a collection of essays on the craft of writing well. Amis was knighted in 1990. He died in 1995. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim (1954) 5,833 copie
The Old Devils (1986) 1,358 copie
The Green Man (1969) 911 copie
The Alteration (1976) — Autore — 689 copie
Take a Girl Like You (1960) 513 copie
James Bond 007: Colonel Sun (1968) 456 copie
Taccuino di un vecchio bevitore (1983) — Autore — 445 copie
Perche resti con Bang? (1963) 439 copie
Jake's Thing (1978) 424 copie
The Anti-Death League (1966) 363 copie
Illibata ventenne cercasi (1971) 358 copie
Stanley and the Women (1984) 328 copie
Nuove mappe dell'inferno (1960) 307 copie
Ending Up (1974) 281 copie
Difficulties with Girls (1988) 252 copie
Memoirs (1991) 232 copie
The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse (1978) — A cura di — 229 copie
The Riverside Villas Murder (1973) 206 copie
The Russian Girl (1992) 188 copie
That Uncertain Feeling (1955) 185 copie
I Want it Now (1968) 170 copie
I Like It Here (1958) 167 copie
Russian Hide and Seek (1980) 163 copie
The James Bond Dossier (1966) 158 copie
The Biographer's Moustache (1995) 152 copie
You Can't Do Both (1994) 131 copie
Spectrum (1961) — A cura di; A cura di — 125 copie
Spectrum 5 (1952) — A cura di — 124 copie
Spectrum 2 (1962) — A cura di — 121 copie
The Crime of the Century (1975) 117 copie
Spectrum 3 (1963) — A cura di — 117 copie
Spectrum 4 (1965) — A cura di; Collaboratore — 117 copie
The Egyptologists (1965) 88 copie
My Enemy's Enemy (1962) 88 copie
Collected Short Stories (1980) 78 copie
On Drink (1972) — Autore — 73 copie
Kipling (1975) 69 copie
The Faber Popular Reciter (1978) — A cura di — 68 copie
Collected Poems 1944-1979 (1979) 66 copie
Every Day Drinking (1983) 44 copie
Complete Stories (1900) 40 copie
We Are All Guilty (1991) 39 copie
The Amis Anthology: Personal Choice of English Verse (1988) — A cura di — 26 copie
Lucky Jim (1993) 14 copie
The Great British songbook (1986) — A cura di — 11 copie
A Look Round the Estate (1967) 11 copie
All The Blood Within Me (2014) 6 copie
Take A Girl Like You [1970 film] — Screenwriter — 4 copie
Winter's Tales I (1955) 4 copie
Poemas antirrománticos (2018) 2 copie
Lucky Jim's Politics (1968) 2 copie
Bright November (1964) 2 copie
Yasli Kurtlar 1 copia
An arts policy? (1979) 1 copia
Tanatonautas (1997) 1 copia
Amis Kingsley 1 copia
Interesting Things (1977) 1 copia
Conversations 1 copia

Opere correlate

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni54,340 copie
L'uomo che fu Giovedì: storia di un incubo (1908) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni7,094 copie
Erewhon (1872) — Postfazione, alcune edizioni2,107 copie
Anniversario fatale (1953) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni871 copie
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni449 copie
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Collaboratore — 433 copie
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Collaboratore — 292 copie
The New Poetry (1962) — Collaboratore — 269 copie
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni266 copie
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Collaboratore — 237 copie
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni167 copie
The war of the worlds, The time machine, and selected short stories (1963) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni157 copie
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Collaboratore — 146 copie
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Collaboratore — 136 copie
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Collaboratore — 125 copie
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni119 copie
Five-Odd (1954) — Collaboratore — 113 copie
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Collaboratore — 88 copie
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Collaboratore — 87 copie
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Collaboratore — 86 copie
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Collaboratore — 84 copie
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Collaboratore — 61 copie
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Collaboratore — 59 copie
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1991) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Collaboratore — 47 copie
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Prefazione, alcune edizioni; Collaboratore — 42 copie
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Collaboratore — 41 copie
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Collaboratore — 38 copie
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Autore — 37 copie
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Collaboratore — 31 copie
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (2000) — Collaboratore — 23 copie
Poet to Poet : Tennyson, selected by Kingsley Amis (1973) — A cura di — 18 copie
Selected Stories (1972) — A cura di — 13 copie
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Autore, alcune edizioni12 copie
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Lucky Jim [1957 film] — Original book — 3 copie
The Green Man [1990 TV series] — Original book — 2 copie
Haunted: The Ferryman [1974 TV movie] (2012) — Original Story — 2 copie

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This anthology first appeared in 1962 and has a good choice of Authors. William Tenn, Algis budrys, Robert Heinlein, Frederick Pohl, Robert Schekley and Clifford Simak. There are three other authors as well. A very worthwhile collection.
 
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DinadansFriend | 2 altre recensioni | May 1, 2024 |
 
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therebelprince | 22 altre recensioni | Apr 21, 2024 |
This has been my third attempt at 'Lucky Jim'. And this time I did manage to finish it, in the manner of someone who is obliged to finish a particularly irksome piece of homework: without enthusiasm or enjoyment.

My own university years came at the tail end of the period Amis depicts, so I do recognise some of the types described. Socially inept Dixon himself, the hapless Professor Welch, highly-strung Margaret - I've met them all. However, in this case, I didn't really believe in them. And I liked none of them, particularly the irritating and lazy Dixon. Unable to involve myself in his quest for yet another cigarette or pint, or identify with his terminal lazinesss, I just wanted him to get on with it and get us both to the end of the book.

There are wonderful images, such as the justly famous description of a hangover: 'His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum. During the night, too, he’d somehow been on a cross-country run and then been expertly beaten up by a secret police. He felt bad.' But it was a high price to pay, ploughing through the book on the off-chance of meeting gems such as this. Not on my 'to-read-again' shelf.
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Opere
98
Opere correlate
45
Utenti
17,799
Popolarità
#1,239
Voto
3.9
Recensioni
364
ISBN
505
Lingue
15
Preferito da
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