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Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)

Autor(a) de Lucky Jim

96+ Works 17,723 Membros 363 Críticas 35 Favorited

About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Obras por Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim (1954) 5,800 exemplares
The Old Devils (1986) 1,355 exemplares
The Green Man (1969) 909 exemplares
The Alteration (1976) — Autor — 685 exemplares
Take a Girl Like You (1960) 511 exemplares
James Bond 007: Colonel Sun (1968) 454 exemplares
One Fat Englishman (1963) 439 exemplares
Jake's Thing (1978) 423 exemplares
The Anti-Death League (1966) 364 exemplares
Girl, 20 (1971) 356 exemplares
Stanley and the Women (1984) 331 exemplares
New maps of hell (1960) 307 exemplares
Ending Up (1974) 281 exemplares
Difficulties with Girls (1988) 251 exemplares
Memoirs (1991) 231 exemplares
The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse (1978) — Editor — 227 exemplares
The Riverside Villas Murder (1973) 206 exemplares
The Folks That Live on the Hill (1985) 195 exemplares
The Russian Girl (1992) 187 exemplares
That Uncertain Feeling (1955) 183 exemplares
I Want it Now (1968) 169 exemplares
I Like It Here (1958) 166 exemplares
Russian Hide and Seek (1980) 163 exemplares
The James Bond Dossier (1966) 158 exemplares
The Biographer's Moustache (1995) 152 exemplares
The Letters of Kingsley Amis (2011) 150 exemplares
You Can't Do Both (1994) 131 exemplares
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Editor — 126 exemplares
Spectrum (1961) — Editor; Editor — 124 exemplares
Spectrum 2 (1962) — Editor — 120 exemplares
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Editor — 117 exemplares
The Crime of the Century (1975) 117 exemplares
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Editor; Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
The Egyptologists (1869) 89 exemplares
My Enemy's Enemy (1962) 88 exemplares
Collected Short Stories (1980) 78 exemplares
On Drink (1897) — Autor — 71 exemplares
The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981) 69 exemplares
Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975) 68 exemplares
The Faber Popular Reciter (1978) — Editor — 67 exemplares
Collected Poems 1944-1979 (1979) 64 exemplares
Every Day Drinking (1983) 44 exemplares
Complete Stories (1900) 39 exemplares
We Are All Guilty (1991) 39 exemplares
The Amis Anthology: Personal Choice of English Verse (1988) — Editor — 26 exemplares
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 23 exemplares
Lucky Jim (1993) 14 exemplares
The Great British songbook (1986) — Editor — 11 exemplares
A Look Round the Estate (1967) 10 exemplares
All The Blood Within Me (2014) 6 exemplares
Take A Girl Like You [1970 film] — Screenwriter — 4 exemplares
Winter's Tales I (1955) 4 exemplares
The Darkwater Hall Mystery (1978) 3 exemplares
Colllected letters 2 exemplares
Lucky Jim's Politics (1968) 2 exemplares
Poemas antirrománticos (2018) 2 exemplares
Journey Into the Past 2 exemplares
Geheimakte 007 James Bond (1989) 2 exemplares
Bright November (1964) 2 exemplares
Amis Kingsley 1 exemplar
Yasli Kurtlar 1 exemplar
Conversations 1 exemplar
Tanatonautas (1997) 1 exemplar
Something Strange 1 exemplar
Interesting Things (1977) 1 exemplar
An arts policy? (1979) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Fahrenheit 451 (1953) — Contribuidor, algumas edições53,878 exemplares
The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare (1908) — Introdução, algumas edições7,047 exemplares
Erewhon (1872) — Posfácio, algumas edições2,096 exemplares
Bring the Jubilee (1953) — Introdução, algumas edições863 exemplares
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contribuidor, algumas edições443 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contribuidor — 430 exemplares
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contribuidor — 288 exemplares
The New Poetry (1962) — Contribuidor — 268 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contribuidor, algumas edições264 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contribuidor, algumas edições167 exemplares
The war of the worlds, The time machine, and selected short stories (1963) — Prefácio, algumas edições155 exemplares
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contribuidor — 134 exemplares
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Contribuidor — 124 exemplares
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Contribuidor, algumas edições119 exemplares
Five-Odd (1954) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contribuidor — 88 exemplares
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contribuidor — 61 exemplares
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1656) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Prefácio, algumas edições; Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Autor — 37 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (2000) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Poet to Poet : Tennyson, selected by Kingsley Amis (1973) — Editor — 18 exemplares
Selected Stories (1972) — Editor — 13 exemplares
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Autor, algumas edições12 exemplares
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Lucky Jim [1957 film] — Original book — 3 exemplares
The Green Man [1990 TV series] — Original book — 2 exemplares
Haunted: The Ferryman [1974 TV movie] (2012) — Original Story — 2 exemplares


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therebelprince | 22 outras críticas | 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.
… (mais)
Margaret09 | 154 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
It's hard not to admire a novel that fails to prove this particular thesis:

Dixon looked out of the side window, and his spirits rose at once at the sight of the darkened countryside moving past him. This ride, unlike most of the things that happened to him, was something he’d rather have than not have. He’d got something he wanted, and whatever the cost in future embarrassment he was ready to meet it. He reflected that the Arab proverb urging this kind of policy was incomplete: to "take what you want and pay for it" it should add "which is better than being forced to take what you don’t want and paying for that." It was one more argument to support his theory that nice things are nicer than nasty ones.… (mais)
sircalidore | 154 outras críticas | Mar 10, 2024 |


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