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Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)

Auteur de Lucky Jim.

95+ oeuvres 17,701 utilisateurs 361 critiques 35 Favoris

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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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Kingsley Amis

Lucky Jim. (1954) 5,795 exemplaires
The Old Devils (1986) 1,354 exemplaires
L'Homme Vert (1969) 907 exemplaires
The Alteration (1976) — Auteur — 685 exemplaires
Take a Girl Like You (1960) 510 exemplaires
Colonel Sun (James Bond 007 Revient) (1968) 454 exemplaires
Jake's Thing (1978) 423 exemplaires
THE ANTI-DEATH LEAGUE (1966) 363 exemplaires
Girl, 20 (1971) 356 exemplaires
Stanley and the Women (1984) 328 exemplaires
New maps of hell (1960) 306 exemplaires
Ending Up (1974) 280 exemplaires
Difficulties with Girls (1988) 250 exemplaires
Memoirs (1991) 230 exemplaires
The New Oxford Book of English Light Verse (1978) — Directeur de publication — 227 exemplaires
The Riverside Villas Murder (1973) 206 exemplaires
The Folks That Live on the Hill (1985) 196 exemplaires
The Russian Girl (1992) 186 exemplaires
That Uncertain Feeling (1955) 181 exemplaires
I Want it Now (1968) 169 exemplaires
I Like It Here (1958) 166 exemplaires
Russian Hide and Seek (1980) 163 exemplaires
The James Bond Dossier (1966) 158 exemplaires
La moustache du biographe (1995) 152 exemplaires
The Letters of Kingsley Amis (2011) 149 exemplaires
You Can't Do Both (1994) 131 exemplaires
Spectrum 5 (1952) — Directeur de publication — 126 exemplaires
Spectrum (1961) — Directeur de publication; Directeur de publication — 124 exemplaires
Spectrum 2 (1962) — Directeur de publication — 120 exemplaires
The Crime of the Century (1975) 117 exemplaires
Spectrum 3 (1963) — Directeur de publication — 117 exemplaires
Spectrum 4 (1965) — Directeur de publication; Contributeur — 112 exemplaires
The Egyptologists (1869) 89 exemplaires
My Enemy's Enemy (1962) 88 exemplaires
Collected Short Stories (1980) 78 exemplaires
On Drink (1897) — Auteur — 71 exemplaires
The Golden Age of Science Fiction (1981) 69 exemplaires
Rudyard Kipling and His World (1975) 68 exemplaires
The Faber Popular Reciter (1978) — Directeur de publication — 67 exemplaires
Collected Poems 1944-1979 (1979) 64 exemplaires
Every Day Drinking (1983) 44 exemplaires
We Are All Guilty (1991) 39 exemplaires
Complete Stories (1900) 39 exemplaires
The Amis Anthology: Personal Choice of English Verse (1988) — Directeur de publication — 26 exemplaires
Lucky Jim/The Rachel Papers (1864) 23 exemplaires
Lucky Jim (1993) 14 exemplaires
The Great British songbook (1986) — Directeur de publication — 11 exemplaires
A Look Round the Estate (1967) 10 exemplaires
All The Blood Within Me (2014) 6 exemplaires
Take A Girl Like You [1970 film] — Screenwriter — 4 exemplaires
Winter's Tales I (1955) 4 exemplaires
Harold's Years: Impressions from the "New Statesman" and "The Spectator" (1977) — Directeur de publication — 4 exemplaires
The Darkwater Hall Mystery (1978) 3 exemplaires
Geheimakte 007 James Bond (1989) 2 exemplaires
Socialism and the Intellectuals. (1957) 2 exemplaires
Colllected letters 2 exemplaires
Poemas antirrománticos (2018) 2 exemplaires
Journey Into the Past 2 exemplaires
Bright November (1964) 2 exemplaires
Lucky Jim's Politics (1968) 2 exemplaires
Something Strange 1 exemplaire
Amis Kingsley 1 exemplaire
Who Or What Was It? 1 exemplaire
Tanatonautas (1997) 1 exemplaire
Conversations 1 exemplaire
Interesting Things (1977) 1 exemplaire
An arts policy? (1979) 1 exemplaire
A Frame of Mind: Eighteen Poems (1953) 1 exemplaire

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Le Nommé Jeudi (1908) — Introduction, quelques éditions7,034 exemplaires
Erewhon ou De l'autre côté des montagnes (1872) — Postface, quelques éditions2,094 exemplaires
Autant en emporte le temps (1953) — Introduction, quelques éditions862 exemplaires
A Pocket Book of Modern Verse (1954) — Contributeur, quelques éditions443 exemplaires
The Penguin Book of Modern British Short Stories (1989) — Contributeur — 429 exemplaires
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Contributeur — 292 exemplaires
The New Poetry (1962) — Contributeur — 268 exemplaires
The Penguin Book of Contemporary Verse (1950) — Contributeur, quelques éditions264 exemplaires
The Penguin Book of Homosexual Verse (1983) — Contributeur — 236 exemplaires
British Poetry Since 1945 (1970) — Contributeur, quelques éditions167 exemplaires
The war of the worlds, The time machine, and selected short stories (1963) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions155 exemplaires
Mister Jelly Roll (1950) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions149 exemplaires
The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories (2015) — Contributeur — 141 exemplaires
The Mammoth Book of Modern Ghost Stories (2007) — Contributeur — 134 exemplaires
6th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1961) — Contributeur — 124 exemplaires
The Second Penguin Book of English Short Stories (1972) — Contributeur, quelques éditions118 exemplaires
Five-Odd (1954) — Contributeur — 114 exemplaires
The State of the Language [1990] (1979) — Contributeur — 88 exemplaires
Best SF: 1971 (1972) — Contributeur — 86 exemplaires
Science Fiction: The Future (1971) — Contributeur — 84 exemplaires
The State of the Language [1980] (1980) — Contributeur — 82 exemplaires
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contributeur — 60 exemplaires
The Best of British SF 2 (1977) — Contributeur — 59 exemplaires
The Mammoth Book of Ghost Stories 2 (1656) — Contributeur — 50 exemplaires
Turning Points: Essays on the Art of Science Fiction (1977) — Contributeur — 47 exemplaires
Best SF: 1973 (1974) — Contributeur — 45 exemplaires
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Avant-propos, quelques éditions; Contributeur — 42 exemplaires
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contributeur — 41 exemplaires
The Television Late-night Horror Omnibus (1993) — Contributeur — 38 exemplaires
Science Fiction: A Collection of Critical Essays (1976) — Auteur — 37 exemplaires
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contributeur — 31 exemplaires
The Young Oxford Book of Nightmares (2000) — Contributeur — 23 exemplaires
Poet to Poet : Tennyson, selected by Kingsley Amis (1973) — Directeur de publication — 18 exemplaires
Selected Stories (1972) — Directeur de publication — 13 exemplaires
Rejser i tid og rum : en bog om science fiction (1973) — Auteur, quelques éditions12 exemplaires
Armchair Horror Collection (1994) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires
Ghostly, grim and gruesome: An anthology (1976) — Contributeur — 7 exemplaires
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contributeur — 5 exemplaires
Lucky Jim [1957 film] — Original book — 3 exemplaires
The Green Man [1990 TV series] — Original book — 2 exemplaires
Haunted: The Ferryman [1974 TV movie] (2012) — Original Story — 2 exemplaires

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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.… (plus d'informations)
 
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Fun, sort of a Jeeves and Wooster if Wooster we’re smarter and a bit less sweet
 
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Œuvres
95
Aussi par
45
Membres
17,701
Popularité
#1,245
Évaluation
3.9
Critiques
361
ISBN
505
Langues
15
Favoris
35

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