The Amis Collection

Kingsley Amis


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Penguin Classics
7 April 2022
ISBN: 9780141195308
512 pages

From the publisher

'Amis has no faults. He is clever, witty, ironical' Guardian

What advice can one give a green young author? What purpose do literary prizes serve? Where on earth can a man get a decent bite to eat? This entertaining collection is vintage Kingsley Amis, revealing him at his most robust and incisive, cutting a swathe through such subjects as writers and writing, 'Abroad', eating and drinking, music, language and education. He turns a clear and critical eye on Evelyn Waugh, Anthony Powell, Anthony Burgess, Ian Fleming and Philip Larkin, and does not spare their potential readers in 'Sod the Public: A Consumer's Guide'In typically razor-sharp, wicked and witty prose, Amis tackles the culture and conceits of his era.