Kingsley Amis

(1922-1995 / England)

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Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic and teacher. He wrote more than 20 novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, and various short stories, radio and television scripts, and books of social and literary criticism. According to his biographer, Zachary Leader, Amis was "the finest British comic novelist of the second half of the ... more »

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  • ''Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.''
    Kingsley Amis (b. 1922), British novelist. One Fat Englishman, ch. 3 (1963). Roger Micheldene, "a shortish fat Englishman of forty," musing over a...
  • ''He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.''
    Kingsley Amis (b. 1922), British novelist. One Fat Englishman, ch. 8 (1963). Said of Roger Micheldene.
  • Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means, in this country, the need to be left. I am driven into grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-po...
    Kingsley Amis (1922-1995), British novelist. Sunday Telegraph (London, July 2, 1967).
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Something Nasty In The Bookshop

Between the Gardening and the Cookery
Comes the brief Poetry shelf;
By the Nonesuch Donne, a thin anthology
Offers itself.

Critical, and with nothing else to do,
I scan the Contents page,
Relieved to find the names are mostly new;
No one my age.

Like all strangers, they divide by sex:
Landscape Near Parma
Interests a man, so does The Double Vortex,
So does Rilke and Buddha.

“I travel, you see”, “I think” and “I can read'
These titles seem to say;
But I Remember You, Love is my Creed,
Poem for J.,

The ladies’ choice, discountenance...

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